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Gordon, Hanford Lennox "H.L."

Senate 1867-68 (District 6)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Monongalia (defunct), Wright

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/30/1836
Birth Place: Andover, New York
Birth County: Alleghany
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1920
Gender: Male
Religion:
Other Names: H.L.
City of Residence (when first elected): Monticello
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer

EDUCATION

Studied Law; Admitted to the New York Bar at age 21

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Executive Branch: United States Land Office, St. Cloud, Minnesota (Register); 18?? to 1???
Military: Union Army, 1st Minnesota Regiment and 2nd Minnesota Battery (United States Civil War, Bull Run and Edward's Ferry); 1861 to 11/1861
County Attorney: Wright County, Minnesota; 1863 to 1??? [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Sylvia Smith (married in February 1858)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1857 or 1859 and settled in Clearwater. He then lived in St. Cloud. He lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1878-1888. He later moved to Los Angeles, California.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

10th Legislative Session (1868)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 06
Elected: 11/6/1866
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 1/8/1867 to 1/4/1869
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Monongalia (defunct), Wright
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Corporations (Chair)
  • Judiciary (Chair)
  • Retrenchment and Reform

9th Legislative Session (1867)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 06
Elected: 11/6/1866
Residence: Monticello
Term of Office: 1/8/1867 to 1/4/1869
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Monongalia (defunct), Wright
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Immigration
  • Indian Affairs
  • Judiciary (Chair)
  • State Prison
Articles & Books By
Gordon, Hanford Lennox. Legends of the Northwest.

Gordon, Hanford Lennox. The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems.