Biography of J. M. Sheardown
Winona County, MN Biographies

J. M. SHEARDOWN, clerk of district court, elected in the fall of 1877, re-elected in 1881 ; his present term of service will expire December 31, 1884. The successive clerks of district court fir this county have been: John Keyes, clerk under the territorial administration; Henry C. Lester, elected in 1858, who resigned the office to enter the United States army in the spring of 1861; E. A. Gerdtzen, appointed to fill vacancy, then regularly elected, who held office until 1878; and S. M. Sheardown, present incumbent. Mr. Sheardown is a native of New York, came to Winona in 1857; was admitted to the bar here at the spring term of the district court in 1860; entered the United States service with the 5th N. Y. Cav. Reg. in 1862, served three years and returning to this city in 1865 resumed practice the following year. He was elected justice of the peace in 1874, and held that office until his election as clerk of court in 1877. Is married, and has two children attending normal school in this city.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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