Ozora P. Stearns
|Ozora Pierson Stearns|
|United States Senator
January 18, 1871 to March 4, 1871
|Preceded by||William Windom|
|Succeeded by||William Windom|
January 15, 1831|
De Kalb, New York
|Died||June 2, 1896
Pacific Beach, California
|Alma mater||Oberlin College
University of Michigan
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
He moved to Ohio in 1833 with his parents, who settled in Lake County, Ohio.
He attended Oberlin College, later graduating from the University of Michigan in 1858 and from the law department of that university in 1860. He was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Rochester, Minnesota.
He was elected prosecuting attorney of Olmsted County, Minnesota in 1861 and served as mayor of Rochester from 1866-1868. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a first lieutenant in the Ninth Minnesota Infantry and later as colonel and commander of the Thirty-ninth U.S. Colored Infantry. He led the latter regiment at the Battle of the Crater on July 30, 1864. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate from Minnesota on January 18, 1871, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel S. Norton, temporarily occupied by William Windom. He served until March 4, 1871 in the 41st Congress. Later he was a judge of the eleventh judicial district of Minnesota 1874 – 1895 and a regent of the University of Minnesota 1890 – 1895.
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Minnesota
Served alongside: Alexander Ramsey
|Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota
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