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Paris C. Dunning, Governor (1806 - 1884)

Paris Chipman Dunning (March 15, 1806 – May 9, 1884) was a Democratic state representative, state senator, senate president pro tempore, the tenth Lieutenant Governor, and the ninth Governor o...

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Claude Matthews, Governor (1845 - 1898)

Claude Matthews (1845–1898) was the 23rd Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from 1893 to 1897. A farmer, he was nominated to prevent the loss of voters to the Populist Party. The Panic of 1...

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M. Clifford Townsend, Governor (1884 - 1954)

Maurice Clifford Townsend (1884–1954) was the 35th Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from 1937 to 1941. During his term he led relief efforts during and after the Great Flood of 1937. Ea...

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James P. Goodrich, Governor (1864 - 1940)

James Putnam Goodrich, (February 18, 1864 – August 15, 1940), a Republican, was the 29th Governor of Indiana from 1917 to 1921. His term focused on reforming the operations of the state govern...

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Governor Ashbel P. Willard (1820 - 1860)

ID: I26562 Name: Ashbel Parsons Willard 1 Sex: M Birth: 31 OCT 1820 in Vernon, Oneida, NY Death: 4 OCT 1860 in St. Paul, MN Note: He graduated at Hamilton College in 1842. Became a lawyer, ...

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Evan Bayh, Governor, U.S. Senator MP

Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III (pronounced /ˈbaɪ/ by; born December 26, 1955) is a lawyer, advisor and former Democratic politician who served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana from ...

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George N. Craig, Governor (1909 - 1992)

George North Craig (August 6, 1909-December 17, 1992) was the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from 1953 until 1957. A lawyer and veteran of World War II who was promoted to serve in a divi...

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Paul V. McNutt, Governor, 1st U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1891 - 1955)

Paul Vories McNutt (July 19, 1891 - March 24, 1955) was an American politician who served as the 34th Governor of Indiana during the Great Depression, high commissioner to the Philippines, administra...

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Thomas R. Marshall, 28th Vice President of the USA MP (1854 - 1925)

Thomas Riley Marshall (March 14, 1854 – June 1, 1925) was an American Democratic politician who served as the 28th Vice President of the United States (1913–1921) under Woodrow Wilson. ...

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Maj. Gen. Alvin P. Hovey (USA), 21st Gov. of Indiana MP (1821 - 1891)

Alvin Peterson Hovey (September 6, 1821 – November 23, 1891) was a Union general during the American Civil War, an Indiana Supreme Court justice, congressman, and the 21st Governor of Indiana ...

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Thomas A. Hendricks, 21st Vice President of the USA MP (1819 - 1885)

Thomas Andrews Hendricks (September 7, 1819 – November 25, 1885) was an American politician who served as a Representative and a Senator from Indiana, the 16th Governor of Indiana (1873-1877),...

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Conrad Baker, Governor (1817 - 1885)

Conrad Baker (February 12, 1817 – April 28, 1885) was a state representative, 15th Lieutenant Governor, and the 15th Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from 1867 to 1873. Baker had served i...

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Oliver P. Morton, Governor, U.S. Senator (1823 - 1877)

Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton (August 4, 1823 – November 1, 1877), commonly known as Oliver P. Morton, was a U.S. Republican Party politician from Indiana. He served as the 14th Governor o...

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Henry Smith Lane, Governor, U.S. Senator (1811 - 1881)

Henry Smith Lane (February 24, 1811 – June 18, 1881) was a United States Representative, Senator, and the 13th Governor of Indiana; he was by design the shortest-serving Governor of Indiana, h...

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Joseph A. Wright, Governor, U.S. Senator (1810 - 1867)

Joseph Albert Wright (April 17, 1810 – May 11, 1867) was the tenth Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from December 5, 1849 to January 12, 1857, most noted for his opposition to banking. Hi...

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James Whitcomb, Governor, U.S. Senator (1795 - 1852)

James Whitcomb (December 1, 1795–October 4, 1852) was a Democratic United States Senator and the eighth Governor of Indiana. As governor during the Mexican-American War, he oversaw the formati...

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David Wallace, 6th Governor of Indiana MP (1799 - 1859)

[ ) Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] David Wallace (April 24, 1799 – September 4, 1859) was the sixth Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana. The Panic of 1837 occurred just before his electio...

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Noah Noble, Governor (1794 - 1844)

Noah Noble (January 15, 1794 - February 8, 1844) was the fifth Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from 1831 to 1837. His two terms focused largely on internal improvements, culminating in the pass...

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William Hendricks, Governor, U.S. Senator (1782 - 1850)

William Hendricks (November 12, 1782 – May 16, 1850) was a Democratic-Republican member of the House of Representatives from 1816 to 1822, the third Governor of Indiana from 1822 to 1825, and ...

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Ratliff Boon, Governor (1781 - 1844)

Ratliff Boon (January 18, 1781 – November 20, 1844) was the second Governor of Indiana from September 12 to December 5, 1822, taking office following the resignation of Governor Jonathan Jenni...

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Jonathan Jennings, 1st Gov. of Indiana (1784 - 1834)

Jonathan Jennings (1784 – July 26, 1834) was the first Governor of Indiana and a nine-term congressman from Indiana. Born in Readington, New Jersey, he studied law with his brother before immi...

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