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Persifor F. Smith, Military Gov. of Calif. (c.1798 - 1858)

Persifor Frazer Smith (November 16, 1798 – May 17, 1858) was a U.S. Army officer during the Seminole Wars and Mexican-American War, as well as one of the last governors of California before it...

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Col Richard B. Mason, Military Governor of CA (1797 - 1850)

Information about Col. Richard Barnes Mason from Wikipedia Richard Barnes Mason (January 16, 1797 – July 25, 1850) was a career general officer in the United States Army and the fifth military...

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Gov. John Winthrop, Connecticut Colony MP (1606 - 1676)

John Jr. Winthrop Born 12 FEB 1605 Groton, Suffolk, England Marr 1635 St. Matthew, Friday St., Essex, England Died 1676 New London, CT son of John Winthrop, Born 1587, England Marr 1605 Died 1649, MA...

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Gen. Stephen W. Kearny, Military Gov. of California (1794 - 1848)

Information on General Stephen W. Kearny from Wikipedia Stephen Watts Kearny (pronounced /ˈkɑrni/ KAR-nee; surname also appears as Kearney in some historic sources (August 30, 1794 ...

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John C. Fremont, "The Pathfinder" (1813 - 1890)

John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of president of the U.S.,...

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Commodore Robert F. Stockton, U.S Senator, Military Governor of California MP (1795 - 1866)

Biographical Summary: Robert Field Stockton (August 20, 1795 – October 7, 1866) was a United States naval commodore, notable in the capture of California during the Mexican-American War. He wa...

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Rear Admiral John D. Sloat, 1st Military Governor of California (1781 - 1867)

John Drake Sloat (July 6, 1781 – November 28, 1867) was a commodore in the United States Navy who, in 1846, claimed California for the United States. Life He was born at the family hom...

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William Leete, Colonial Governor of New Haven and Connecticut MP (1613 - 1683)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Governor William Leete (about 1612/3 – 16 April 1683) was Governor of the Colony of New Haven from 1661 to 1665 and Governor of the Colony of Connecticut f...

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Thomas Colepeper, 2nd Baron Colepeper (Colonial Governor of Virginia) (1635 - 1689)

Thomas Colpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway (baptised 21 March 1635 – 27 January 1689) was the colonial governor of Virginia from 1677 to 1683. Biography Born in 1635, Colepeper (...

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