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Stearns, Charles Thomas

Territorial Council 1854-55 (District 3)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Hennepin, Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/9/1807
Birth Place: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Birth County: Berkshire
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 5/22/1898
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Anthony
Occupation (when first elected): None Listed

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GENERAL NOTES

He moved from Illinois to St. Anthony, Minnesota in 1849. He moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1855 or 1856. He moved to Mobile, Alabama in 1870. He then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Stearns County, Minnesota was named after him.

He was the last survivor of the founders of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Minnesota. (Minnesota Place Names)

He died in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

6th Territorial Legislative Session (1855)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial Council
District: 03
Elected: 10/12/1853
Residence: Saint Anthony
Term of Office: 1/4/1854 to 1/1/1856
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Engrossed Bills (Chair)
  • Internal Improvements
  • Judiciary
  • Legislative Expenditures (Chair)

5th Territorial Legislative Session (1854)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial Council
District: 03
Elected: 10/12/1853
Residence: Saint Anthony
Term of Office: 1/4/1854 to 1/1/1856
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Manufactures
  • Internal Improvements
  • Militia (Chair)
  • Territorial Roads