Stearns, Ozora Pierson

Life Span
to
Full name
Ozora Pierson Stearns
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Education
Other
Other Education
Obelin College, OH; University of Michigan
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
Government
US Senate
State judge
Local government
Military
Union Army

Ozora Pierson Stearns (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
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.
"Stearns, Ozora Pierson," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000824.
How to Cite This Page: "Stearns, Ozora Pierson," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/6636.