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Lorenzo Sherwood

Full Name: Lorenzo Sherwood
Birth date: July 25, 1808
Death date: May 12, 1869

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th (1) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 2/4/1856
(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

Other Resources

  • Moretta, John. "The Censoring of Lorenzo Sherwood: The Politics of Railroads, Slavery and Southernism in Antebellum Texas," Volume 35, Issue 2, Article 9, October 1997, pp. 39-52. East Texas Historical Journal .
  • 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 .
  • SHERWOOD, LORENZO (1808-1869). Elected to New York state legislature in 1843, and to the 6th Texas Legislature in 1855. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, Hon. Lorenzo Sherwood, of Texas, 5/13/1869, p. 4. "In the year 1849, Mr. Sherwood removed to Galveston, Texas, and within a very short time became a member of the Legislature of the young State." Died 5/12/1869 in Brooklyn, New York. New York Times .
  • Death notice, Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Texas), 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) .

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