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Lorenzo Sherwood

Full Name: Lorenzo Sherwood
Date of birth: July 25, 1808
Date of death: May 12, 1869

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Nov 5, 1855 - Feb 4, 1856 6th (1)     Galveston / Galveston   Galveston

(1) L.A. Thompson, in special election 5/19/1856, succeeded Lorenzo Sherwood, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • SHERWOOD, LORENZO (1810-1869). "Maligned by opponents for his views, including support for free-soil doctrines and federal government supremacy, he was driven from the legislature in 1856, labelled anti-southern, threatened with death . . ." Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Lorenzo Sherwood, birth date 6/25/1808, death date 5/13/1869, burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, Weekly Telegraph (Houston, 5/20/1869, p. 3, crediting the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. "Upon the railroad question he was elected from Galveston to the Legislature of 1851 . . ." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
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