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Page, Sherman

Senate 1872 (District 4)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Mower

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1833 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Vermont
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Austin
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judge: 10th Judicial District, Minnesota (He was the Subject of an Impeachment Trial. He was Impeached for Official Misconduct by the Minnesota House of Representatives in the Winter of 1878 but was Acquitted by the Minnesota Senate in June 1878); 1873 to 1880

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He is identified as a Republican in Minnesota in Three Centuries' section on the 14th Legislature (1872).

He came to Minnesota in 1866.

He was the subject of an impeachment trial while a Judge in 1878. He was impeached for official misconduct by the Minnesota House of Representatives in the winter of 1878 but was acquitted by the Minnesota Senate in June 1878. "Judge Page was charged with having an arbitrary and violent temper; treating witnesses, counsel, and litigants improperly; lacking dignity and decorum; being retained by a newspaper while sitting on a case involving the paper; being prejudiced against litigants; and overbearing and offensive conduct." (Minnesota State Law Library and Reinhart, Christopher. Impeachment of State Officials. Connecticut Office of Legislative Research, February 9, 2004.)

There was an assassination attempt on his life, while he was a Judge, in August 1880.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

14th Legislative Session (1872)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 04
Elected: 11/7/1871
Residence: Austin
Term of Office: 1/2/1872 to 1/5/1874
Counties Represented: Mower
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Republican Party Notes: He is identified as a Republican in Minnesota in Three Centuries' section on the 14th Legislature (1872).
Committees:
  • Education
  • Joint Congressional Apportionment (Chair)
  • Judiciary
Articles & Books About
"Almost a Political Murder, Judge Sherman Page of Minnesota, Shot While Sitting in His Library." New York Times, August 26, 1880.

"A Minnesota Impeachment Trial." New York Times, June 29, 1878.

Minnesota Legislature, Senate. In the Matter of the Impeachment of Sherman Page, Judge of the Tenth Judicial District: Ex-Gov. Davis' Closing Argument for the Respondent. St. Paul, Ramaley & Cunningham Printers, 1878.