Territorial House 1856 (District 4)
Party when first elected: Not Available
Dodge, Freeborn, Goodhue
Married three times: Annice (or Annis) then Catherine
Mary, Phoebe, Charles A, Frances, Edmond, Jesse
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889; The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873; and Minnesota in Three Centuries list his post office as Westervelt, which became Frontenac in 1860. The 1857 Minnesota Census lists Goodhue Township. Toensing lists Mantorville. (There was a Charles B. Gardner, a carpenter, who lived in Mantorville at that time.)Toensing lists his last name as Gardner. Minnesota in Three Centuries, and The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 list Gardiner. The Minnesota Journal of the House, 1856 lists both Gardiner and Gardner. A family member lists Gardner.The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 list him as being 40 years old in 1856. A family member confirms his birth and death dates.He was a lawyer and later a judge. He was nominated to be the first governor of Dakota Territory, but was not confirmed by the Senate.He is interred in Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.