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  • ID: I265088
  • Name: Ozora Pierson STEARNS
  • RELA: 5th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 JAN 1831 in Dekalb, St. Lawrence Co., NY
  • GRAD: 1858 Michigan University
  • Event: Degree 1860 Law, Michigan University
  • Event: Military service BET AUG 1862 AND APR 1864 Lt., Co. F, 9th Minn. Inf.
  • Event: Military service BET APR 1864 AND DEC 1865 39th Regt., US. Colored Inf.
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Minnesota BET 1871 AND 1872
  • Event: Appointed 1874 U.S. District Judge, 11th District, Minnesota
  • Death: 5 JUN 1896 in Pacific Beach, San Diego Co., CA
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Sound
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Event: Pic Ozora Pierson Stearns
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    STEARNS, Ozora Pierson, a Senator from Minnesota; born in De Kalb, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., January 15, 1831; moved to Ohio in 1833 with his parents, who settled in Lake County; attended Oberlin (Ohio) College, and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1858 and from the law department of that university in 1860; admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Rochester, Minn.; elected prosecuting attorney of Olmstead County in 1861; mayor of Rochester 1866-1868; served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a lieutenant, and then colonel; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on January 18, 1871, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel S. Norton and served from January 23 to March 3, 1871; was not a candidate for reelection; moved to Duluth, Minn., in 1872 and practiced law; judge of the eleventh judicial district of Minnesota 1874-1895; regent of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis 1890-1895; died in Pacific Beach, Calif., June 2, 1896; remains were cremated in Los Angeles and the ashes interred in Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Asaph STEARNS b: 13 OCT 1786 in Chesterfield, Cheshire Co., NH
    Mother: Lovisa SMITH b: 8 JUL 1785 in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT

    Marriage 1 Sarah BURGER b: FEB 1837 in New York, NY
    • Married: 18 FEB 1863
    Children
    1. Has No Children Susan May STEARNS b: 1 MAY 1867
    2. Has No Children Parker STEARNS b: 24 OCT 1868
    3. Has No Children Victor Alonzo STEARNS b: 14 SEP 1870
    4. Has No Children Stella Burger STEARNS b: 16 SEP 1872

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