Charles D. Sherwood

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Charles Daniel Sherwood
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Detail of an 1865 photo of the Minnesota State Senate showing Charles D. Sherwood.
4th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 11, 1864 – January 8, 1866
Governor Stephen Miller
Preceded by Henry Adoniram Swift
Succeeded by Thomas H. Armstrong
5th Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Jared Benson
Succeeded by Jared Benson
Minnesota State Representative from the 9th District
In office
December 7, 1859 – January 7, 1861
Minnesota State Representative from the 14th District
In office
January 8, 1861 – January 6, 1862
In office
January 6, 1863 – January 4, 1864
Personal details
Born (1833-11-18)November 18, 1833
New Milford, Connecticut
Died July 5, 1895(1895-07-05) (aged 61)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Republican
Residence Elkhorn, Minnesota

Charles Daniel Sherwood (November 18, 1833 – July 3, 1895) was a Minnesota politician, the youngest Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives in state history, and the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota (1864–1866). He served in the Minnesota House of Representatives 1859–1861 and 1863 from Fillmore County, Minnesota. He was born in New Milford, Connecticut in 1833. He came to Minnesota in 1855 and was a farmer and work in the newspaper business. He died in Chicago, Illinois in 1895.[1][2] In 1878, Sherwood settled in Franklin County, Tennessee and platted the community of Sherwood, Tennessee that was named for him.[3]


Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Adoniram Swift
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Succeeded by
Thomas H. Armstrong
Preceded by
Jared Benson
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Jared Benson