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Gardner, Charles

Territorial House 1856 (District 4)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Dodge, Freeborn, Goodhue

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/12/1814
Birth Place: , New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 2/21/1892
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Gardiner
City of Residence (when first elected): Goodhue
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer, Goodhue County

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married three times: Annice (or Annis) then Catherine
Children: Mary, Phoebe, Charles A, Frances, Edmond, Jesse
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889; The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873; and Minnesota in Three Centuries list his post office as Westervelt, which became Frontenac in 1860. The 1857 Minnesota Census lists Goodhue Township. Toensing lists Mantorville. (There was a Charles B. Gardner, a carpenter, who lived in Mantorville at that time.)

Toensing lists his last name as Gardner. Minnesota in Three Centuries, and The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 list Gardiner. The Minnesota Journal of the House, 1856 lists both Gardiner and Gardner. A family member lists Gardner.

The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 list him as being 40 years old in 1856. A family member confirms his birth and death dates.

He was a lawyer and later a judge. He was nominated to be the first governor of Dakota Territory, but was not confirmed by the Senate.

He is interred in Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

Total Days Served: 371

SESSIONS SERVED

7th Territorial Legislative Session (1856)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 04
Elected: 10/9/1855
Residence: Goodhue
Term of Office: 1/2/1856 to 1/6/1857
Counties Represented: Dodge, Freeborn, Goodhue
Occupation: Lawyer, Goodhue County
Party: Not Available
Committees:
Leadership Position: Speaker of the Territorial House
Session Notes: The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889 lists his post office as Westervelt, which became Frontenac in 1860. Toensing lists Mantorville.
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