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Charles Eugene Flandrau, American lawyer. Served as; member constitutional convention, 1857.


Flandrau, Charles Eugene was born on July 15, 1828 in New York, United States. Son of Thomas H. and Elizabeth (Macomb) Flandrau.


Educated Georgetown, District of Columbia. Sailor before the mast, 1841-1844. Worked as sawyer of mahogany veneers, 1845-1847.

Studied law in his father’s office, Whitesboro, New York. Admitted to New York bar, 1851. Settled in practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1853.


Served as member Territorial Council. Indian agent, Sioux Nation, 1856. Member constitutional convention, 1857.

The American Association For Justice, Minnesota Ty. and State, 1857-1864. Was commander-in-chief of volunteer forces resisting uprising of Sioux, whom he defeated at defense of New Ulm, August 18, 1862, after desperate battle for 40 hours. Resigned from Supreme Court, 1864.

Practiced at Carson City, Nevada, and later in St. Louis, but returned to Minnesota. Practiced Minneapolis, and was city attorney and, 1867, 1st president Minneapolis Board of Trade. Again practicing at St. Paul, since 1870.

Chairman State Democratic Executive Committee, 1868-1869. Once nominated for government, another time for chief justice Supreme Court. Opposed Bryan on stump in 1896.

Home: St. Paul, New York.


Served as; member constitutional convention, 1857.


Married Isabella R. Dinsmore of Kentucky, August 10, 1859 (died 1867). Married second, Mistress.

Thomas H. Flandrau

Elizabeth (Macomb) Flandrau

Isabella R. Dinsmore of Kentucky