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Gov. George W. Atkinson, US Congress (1845 - 1925)

George Wesley Atkinson (June 29, 1845 – April 4, 1925) of Ohio County was the tenth Governor of West Virginia. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives and was a judge on the Court ...

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Terr. Gov. William Jayne (1826 - 1916)

William A. Jayne (October 8, 1826 – March 20, 1916) was an American physician and statesman. He served as Governor of the Dakota Territory and as the territory's delegate to the United States ...

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Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback MP (1837 - 1921)

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback, the son of a Mississippi white planter and a freed slave, became active in Republican Party politics in Louisiana as a delegate in the Republican state convention o...

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Gov. Henry Alexander Wise, (CSA) MP (1806 - 1876)

Henry Alexander Wise (December 3, 1806 – September 12, 1876) was a United States Congressman and governor of Virginia, as well as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civ...

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Gov. Austin Blair, US Congress (1818 - 1894)

Austin Blair (February 8, 1818 – August 6, 1894), also known as the Civil War Governor, was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He was known as a strong opponent of slavery and seces...

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Robert B. Meyner, Governor (1908 - 1990)

Robert Baumle Meyner (July 3, 1908 – May 27, 1990) was an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 44th Governor of New Jersey, from 1954 to 1962. Before being elected Governor,...

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Gov. Alexander M. Dockery, US Congress (1845 - 1926)

Alexander Monroe Dockery (February 11, 1845 – December 26, 1926) was an American physician and politician from the state of Missouri. A Democrat, he was a multi-term member of the United State...

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Bert M. Fernald, Governor, U.S. Senator (1858 - 1926)

Bert Manfred Fernald (April 3, 1858 – August 23, 1926) was a United States Senator and the 47th Governor of Maine. Biography Born in West Poland, Maine, he attended the public schools, Heb...

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Edwin C. Burleigh, Governor, U.S. Senator (1843 - 1916)

Edwin Chick Burleigh (November 27, 1843 – June 16, 1916) was an American politician from the state of Maine. Born in Linneus, Maine he attended the common schools and Houlton Academy before ...

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Frederick G. Payne, Governor, U.S. Senator (1904 - 1978)

Frederick George Payne (July 24, 1904 – June 15, 1978) was an American businessman and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Maine from 1953 to 1959. H...

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Edmund Muskie, 64th Governor of Maine MP (1914 - 1996)

Edmund Sixtus "Ed" Muskie (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American politician from Rumford, Maine. He served as Governor of Maine from 1955 to 1959, as a member of the United States Sen...

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Joseph W. "Holy Joe" Folk, Governor (1869 - 1923)

Joseph "Holy Joe" Wingate Folk (October 29, 1869 – May 29, 1923) was an American lawyer, reformer, and politician from St. Louis, Missouri. Raised in a strict Baptist household in Brownsvi...

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Charles W. Foster, Governor, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1828 - 1904)

) Charles William Foster, Jr. (April 12, 1828 – January 9, 1904) was a U.S. Republican politician from Ohio. Foster was the 35th Governor of Ohio, and later went on to serve as Secretary of ...

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Samuel Cony, Governor (1811 - 1870)

Samuel Cony (February 27, 1811 – October 5, 1870) was an American politician, who most notably served as the 31st Governor of Maine from 1864 to 1867. Early years Cony was born in Augusta,...

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Arthur Crane, Governor (1877 - 1955)

Arthur Griswold Crane (September 1, 1877 – August 11, 1955) was an American teacher and politician. He was the 20th Governor of Wyoming from 1949 to 1951. Born in New York, Crane attended Ca...

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Lawrence William Cramer (1897 - 1979)

Lawrence William Cramer (December 26, 1897–1978) was the second civilian Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. Cramer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from the Univer...

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William H.H. Ross, Governor (1814 - 1887)

from William Henry Harrison Ross (June 2, 1814 – June 30, 1887) was an American farmer and politician from Seaford, in Sussex County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party who se...

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Lloyd C. Stark, Governor (1886 - 1972)

Lloyd Crow Stark (November 23, 1886 – September 17, 1972) was the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Missouri. He was a Democrat. Stark was born in Louisiana, Missouri. Stark is a 1908 gradu...

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J. Wright Gordon, Governor (1809 - 1853)

James Wright Gordon (1809 – December 1853), usually referred to as J. Wright Gordon, was a Whig politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. Gordon was born in Plainfield, Connecticut and stu...

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Lawton Chiles, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1930 - 1998)

Lawton Mainor Chiles, Jr. (April 3, 1930 – December 12, 1998), was an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. A Korean War veteran, Chiles later returned to Florida for law school ...

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John Wereat, Governor (c.1733 - 1799)

John Wereat (around 1733 – January 25, 1799) was an American politician and the ninth Governor of Georgia. Personal life Wereat was born in Road (now Rode, Somerset) in England, around 173...

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Button Gwinnett (1732 - 1777)

Button Gwinnett (1735 – May 19 or 27, 1777) was an British-born American political leader who, as a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, was the second of the signatories (fi...

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Reubin O'Donovan Askew, 37th Governor of Florida MP

Reubin Askew Reubin O'Donovan Askew (born September 11, 1928) is an American politician, who served as the 37th Governor of the U.S. state of Florida from 1971 to 1979. Early life and career Aske...

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Claude R. Kirk, Jr., Governor MP (1926 - 2011)

. Claude Roy Kirk, Jr. (January 7, 1926 – September 28, 2011) was the 36th Governor of the U.S. state of Florida (1967–1971). He was the first Republican Governor of Florida since Recon...

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W. Haydon Burns, Governor MP (1912 - 1987)

William Haydon Burns (March 17, 1912 – November 22, 1987) was the 35th Governor of Florida from 1965 to 1967. He was also Mayor of the city of Jacksonville, Florida from 1949 to 1965. Early ...

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C. Farris Bryant, Governor (1914 - 2002)

Cecil Farris Bryant (July 26, 1914 – March 1, 2002) was the 34th Governor of Florida. He also served on the United States National Security Council and in the Office of Emergency Planning duri...

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LeRoy Collins, Governor MP (1909 - 1991)

Thomas LeRoy Collins (March 10, 1909–March 12, 1991) was the 33rd Governor of Florida. Early life Collins was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, where he attended Leon High Schoo...

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Charley Eugene Johns, Governor MP (1905 - 1990)

Charley Eugene Johns (February 27, 1905 – January 23, 1990) was an American politician. Johns, a Baptist, served as the 32nd Governor of Florida from 1953 to 1955. Johns was born in Starke, ...

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Daniel T. McCarty, Governor MP (1912 - 1953)

Daniel Thomas McCarty (January 18, 1912 - September 28, 1953) was an American politician and elected officeholder. McCarty was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, and served as its speak...

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Fuller Warren, Governor MP (1905 - 1973)

Fuller Warren (October 3, 1905 – September 23, 1973) was the 30th Governor of Florida. Before 1949 Born in Blountstown, Florida, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville. While...

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Millard F. Caldwell, Governor (1897 - 1984)

Millard Fillmore Caldwell (February 6, 1897 – October 23, 1984) was an American politician. He was the 29th Governor of Florida (1945–1949) and served in all three branches of governmen...

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Spessard Holland, Governor, U.S. Senator (1892 - 1971)

Spessard Lindsey Holland (July 10, 1892 – November 6, 1971) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the 28th Governor of Florida from 1941 to 1945, and as a United States Senator f...

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Fred P. Cone, Governor (1871 - 1948)

Frederick Preston Cone (September 28, 1871 – July 28, 1948) was the 27th Governor of Florida. Early life He was born in the Benton community of northern Columbia County, Florida to William...

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David Sholtz, Governor (1891 - 1953)

David Sholtz (October 6, 1891 – March 21, 1953) was the 26th Governor of Florida. Early life and education Sholtz was born to Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York, and after graduating fro...

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Doyle E. Carlton, Governor (1885 - 1972)

Doyle Elam Carlton (July 6, 1885 – October 25, 1972) was the Governor of Florida. Early life Doyle Carlton the son of Albert and Martha Carlton was born in Wauchula, Florida. He had one yo...

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John W. Martin, Governor (1884 - 1958)

John Wellborn Martin (June 21, 1884 – February 22, 1958) was an American politician. He was the 24th Governor of Florida, serving from 1925 to 1929. He also served as Mayor of Jacksonville, Fl...

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Cary A. Hardee, Governor (1876 - 1957)

Cary Augustus Hardee (November 13, 1876 – November 21, 1957) was the 23rd Governor of Florida. Born in Taylor County, Florida, he spent most of his life in Live Oak, Florida. He was a lawyer...

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Sidney Johnston Catts, Governor (1863 - 1936)

Sidney Johnston Catts (July 31, 1863—March 9, 1936) was an American politician and anti-Catholic spokesman. He was the 22nd Governor of Florida. Catts was born in Pleasant Hill, Alabama and ...

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Park Trammell, Governor, U.S. Senator (1876 - 1936)

Park Monroe Trammell (April 9, 1876 – May 8, 1936), an American politician of the Democratic Party, was the 21st Governor of Florida and represented Florida in the United States Senate from 19...

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Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor (1858 - 1926)

Albert Waller Gilchrist (January 15, 1858 – May 15, 1926) was the 20th Governor of Florida. Born in Greenwood, South Carolina, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point an...

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William Sherman Jennings, Governor (1863 - 1920)

William Sherman Jennings (March 24, 1863 – February 27, 1920) was a U.S. politician. He served as the 18th Governor of Florida after being a lawyer, county judge and state representative. Ea...

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Henry L. Mitchell, Governor (1832 - 1903)

Henry Laurens Mitchell (September 3, 1831–October 14, 1903) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. He served as the 16th Governor of Florida (1893–1897). Mitchell was born nea...

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Francis P. Fleming, Governor (1841 - 1908)

Francis Philip Fleming (September 28, 1841 – December 20, 1908) was an American politician and the 15th Governor of Florida from 1889 to 1893. Fleming was a Democrat, strong supporter of segre...

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Brig. General Edward A. Perry (CSA), Governor (1831 - 1889)

Edward Aylesworth Perry (March 15, 1831 – October 15, 1889) was a general under Robert E. Lee during the American Civil War and the 14th Governor of Florida. Early life He was a descenda...

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William D. Bloxham, Governor (1835 - 1911)

William Dunnington Bloxham (July 9, 1835 – March 15, 1911) was an American politician. He served as the 13th and 17th Governor of Florida in two non-consecutive terms. Prior to his first term ...

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George Franklin Drew, Governor (1827 - 1900)

George Franklin Drew (August 6, 1827 – September 26, 1900) was the 12th Governor of the U.S. state of Florida. Born in Alton, New Hampshire, he moved to the south, opening a machine shop in ...

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Marcellus Lovejoy Stearns, Governor (1839 - 1891)

Marcellus Lovejoy Stearns (1839-1891) was an American politician. He served as the 11th Governor of Florida, from 1874 to 1877. Born in Lovell, Maine on April 29, 1839, he attended Colby College an...

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Ossian B. Hart, Governor (1821 - 1874)

Ossian Bingley Hart (January 17, 1821 – March 18, 1874) was the tenth Governor of the U.S. state of Florida, and the first governor of Florida who was born in the state. Born in Jacksonville t...

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Gov. Harrison Reed (1813 - 1899)

Harrison Reed (1813–1899) was the ninth Governor of Florida. Reed was born in Littleton, Massachusetts on August 26, 1813, to parents Seth and Rhoda Reed. His brothers were Curtis Reed and Georg...

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David S. Walker, Governor (1815 - 1891)

David Shelby Walker (May 2, 1815 – July 20, 1891) was the eighth Governor of Florida. Walker was born near Russelville in Logan County, Kentucky. He attended private schools in Kentucky and ...

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William Marvin, Governor (1808 - 1902)

William Marvin (April 14, 1808 – July 9, 1902) was an American lawyer, politician, and United States federal judge. He was the seventh Governor of Florida Born in Fairfield, New York, Marvin...

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Abraham K. Allison, Governor (1810 - 1893)

Abraham Kurkindolle Allison (December 10, 1810 – July 8, 1893) was a Florida businessman and politician. He served in the Florida Territorial Legislature and the Florida State House of Represe...

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Madison S. Perry, Governor (1814 - 1865)

Madison Starke Perry (1814–March 1865) was the fourth Governor of Florida. Early life Madison Starke Perry was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina, the youngest child of Benjamin Perr...

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James E. Broome, Governor (1808 - 1883)

James Emilius Broome (December 15, 1808 – November 23, 1883) was an American politician who was the third Governor of Florida. Early life and career Broome was born in Hamburg, South Carol...

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Thomas Brown, Governor (1785 - 1867)

) Thomas Brown (October 24, 1785 – August 24, 1867) was an American politician who served as Florida's second Governor from 1849 to 1853. He is buried at the Old City Cemetery in Tallahassee. ...

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William Dunn Moseley, 1st Governor of Florida (1795 - 1863)

William Dunn Moseley (February 1, 1795 – January 4, 1863) was an American politician. A Democrat and North Carolina native, Moseley became the first Governor of the state of Florida, serving f...

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Bob C. Riley, Governor (1924 - 1994)

Bob Cowley Riley (September 18, 1924 – February 16, 1994) was an American educator and politician who served as Governor of Arkansas for 11 days in 1975. He had previously been a member of t...

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Benjamin Travis Laney, Governor (1896 - 1977)

Benjamin Travis Laney, Jr. (25 November 1896 – 21 January 1977), was the 33rd Governor of Arkansas, having served from 1945-1949. Laney was born in Camden, where he attended Ouachita Count...

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Homer Martin Adkins, Governor (1890 - 1964)

Homer Martin Adkins (October 15, 1890 – February 26, 1964) was the 32nd governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. He was born near Jacksonville in Pulaski County. In 1908, he attended Draughon's...

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Harvey Parnell, Governor (1880 - 1936)

Harvey Parnell (February 28, 1880 – January 16, 1936) was the 29th governor of Arkansas, and served from 1928 to 1933. Biography Parnell was born in Orlando in Cleveland County in southern...

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John Ellis Martineau, Governor (1873 - 1937)

John Ellis Martineau (December 2, 1873 – March 6, 1937) was the 28th Governor of Arkansas, having served for less than one term from 1927 to 1928. Life and career John Ellis Martineau wa...

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Tom Jefferson Terral, Governor (1882 - 1946)

Thomas Jefferson Terral (December 21, 1882 – March 9, 1946) was the 27th Governor of Arkansas. Biography Terral was born in Union Parish in northern Louisiana. He attended the University o...

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Thomas Chipman McRae, Governor (1851 - 1929)

Thomas Chipman McRae (21 December 1851 - 2 June 1929) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and the 26th Governor of Arkansas from 1921 to 1925. Biography Thomas...

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Charles Hillman Brough, Governor (1876 - 1935)

Charles Hillman Brough (9 July 1876 – 26 December 1935) was the 25th Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas from 1917 to 1921. Charles Brough was born in Clinton in Hinds County in central...

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George Washington Hays, Governor (1863 - 1927)

George Washington Hays (September 23, 1863 – September 15, 1927) was the 24th Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Biography Hays was born in Camden, Arkansas. He attended public scho...

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Junius Marion Futrell, Governor (1870 - 1955)

Junius Marion Futrell (August 14, 1870 – June 20, 1955) was the 30th Governor of Arkansas from 1933 to 1937, and the Acting Governor for a short period in 1913. Biography Futrell was bor...

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Xenophon Overton Pindall, Acting Governor of Arkansas (1873 - 1935)

Xenophon Overton Pindall (21 August 1873 - 2 January 1935) was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, Arkansas State Senate and Acting Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Biograph...

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John Isaac Moore, Acting Governor of Arkansas (1856 - 1937)

John Isaac "Ike" Moore (7 February 1856 – 18 March 1937) was a member of the Arkansas Senate and Acting Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Biography Moore was born in Lafayette County...

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Gov. John Sebastian Little, US Congress (1851 - 1916)

John Sebastian Little (March 15, 1851 – October 29, 1916) was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the 21st Governor of the U.S. stat...

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Daniel Webster Jones, Governor (1839 - 1918)

) Daniel Webster Jones (December 15, 1839 – December 25, 1918) was the 19th Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Biography Jones was born in Bowie County, Texas. His family moved to Was...

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James Philip Eagle, Governor (1837 - 1904)

James Philip Eagle (August 10, 1837 – December 20, 1904) was the 16th Governor of the State of Arkansas. Biography Eagle was born in Maury County, Tennessee. His family moved to Arkansas e...

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William Kavanaugh Oldham, Acting Governor of Arkansas (1865 - 1938)

William Kavanaugh Oldham (May 20, 1865 – May 6, 1938) was the Acting Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas for six days in 1913. Oldham was born in Richmond, Kentucky and educated at Centra...

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Simon Pollard Hughes, Jr., Governor (1830 - 1906)

. Simon Pollard Hughes, Jr. (April 14, 1830 - June 29, 1906) was the 15th Governor of the State of Arkansas and an officer in the American Civil War. Biography Hughes was born in Carthage, Tennes...

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Elisha Baxter, Governor (1827 - 1899)

Elisha Baxter (September 1, 1827 – May 31, 1899) was the tenth Governor of the State of Arkansas. Biography Baxter was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He sought and obtained a...

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Harris Flanagin, Governor (1817 - 1874)

Harris Flanagin (November 3, 1817 – October 23, 1874) was an American politician and the seventh Governor of the State of Arkansas. Biography Flanagin was born in Roadstown, New Jersey, an...

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Brig. Gen. John Selden Roane (CSA), Governor (1817 - 1867)

John Selden Roane (January 8, 1817 – April 8, 1867) was a Confederate Brigadier General during the American Civil War. He also served as the fourth Governor of the State of Arkansas. Biogr...

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Gov. Archibald Roane MP (1760 - 1819)

Archibald Roane (1759 or 1760 – January 18, 1819) was the second Governor of Tennessee, serving from 1801 to 1803. He won the office after the state's first governor, John Sevier, was prevente...

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Thomas Stevenson Drew, Governor (1802 - 1879)

Thomas Stevenson Drew (August 25, 1802 – January 1879) was the third elected governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Biography Drew was born in Wilson County, Tennessee, and moved with h...

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Samuel Adams, Governor (1805 - 1850)

) Samuel Adams (June 5, 1805 – February 27, 1850) was an American politician and third governor of Arkansas. Biography Adams was born in Halifax County, Virginia. Adams was self-taught and...

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William G. Stratton, Governor (1914 - 2001)

William Grant Stratton (February 26, 1914 – March 2, 2001), known as "Billy the Kid", was the 32nd Governor of Illinois from 1953 to 1961, succeeding Adlai Stevenson II in that office. Bor...

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Dwight H. Green, Governor (1897 - 1958)

Dwight Herbert Green (January 9, 1897 – February 20, 1958) was the 30th Governor of the US state of Illinois, serving from 1941 to 1949. From childhood to early adulthood Green was born in...

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John Henry Stelle, Governor (1891 - 1962)

John Henry Stelle (August 10, 1891 in McLeansboro, Illinois – July 5, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri) was a U.S. political figure. He served as the 34th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois for more...

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Frank O. Lowden, Governor (1861 - 1943)

Frank Orren Lowden (January 26, 1861 – March 20, 1943) was a Republican Party politician from Illinois, who served as the 25th Governor of Illinois and as a United States Representatives from ...

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Charles S. Deneen, Governor, U.S. Senator (1863 - 1940)

Charles Samuel Deneen (May 4, 1863 – February 5, 1940) was the 23rd Governor of Illinois, serving from 1905 to 1913, and was the first to serve two terms. He served as a U.S. Senator from Illi...

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John Peter Altgeld, Governor (1847 - 1902)

John Peter Altgeld (December 30, 1847 – March 12, 1902) was the 20th Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois, from 1893 until 1897. He was the first Democratic governor of that state since the ...

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Joseph W. Fifer, Governor (1840 - 1938)

Joseph Wilson Fifer (October 28, 1840 – August 6, 1938) was the 19th Governor of Illinois, serving from 1889 to 1893. He also served as a member of the Illinois Senate, 1881–83. ...

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John Marshall Hamilton, Governor (1847 - 1905)

John Marshall Hamilton (May 28, 1847 – September 22, 1905) was the 18th Governor of Illinois, serving from 1883 to 1885.

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Shelby Moore Cullom, Governor (1829 - 1914)

Shelby Moore Cullom (November 22, 1829 – January 28, 1914) was a U.S. political figure, serving in various offices, including the United States House of Representatives, the United States Sena...

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John Wood, Governor (1798 - 1880)

) John Wood (December 20, 1798 – June 11, 1880) was the 12th Governor of Illinois, serving from March 18, 1860, to January 14, 1861. Wood was a founder and the first settler of Quincy, Illinoi...

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Joel Aldrich Matteson, Governor (1808 - 1873)

Joel Aldrich Matteson (August 8, 1808 – January 31, 1873) was the tenth Governor of Illinois, serving from 1853 to 1857. In 1855, he became the first governor to reside in the Illinois Executi...

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Augustus C. French, Governor (1808 - 1864)

Augustus Chaflin French (August 2, 1808 - September 4, 1864) was the ninth Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1846 until 1853. He is best known for his fiscal policies, which eliminated the ...

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Thomas Ford, Governor (1800 - 1850)

) Thomas Ford (December 5, 1800 – November 3, 1850) was the eighth Governor of Illinois, and served in this capacity from 1842 to 1846. A Democrat, he is remembered largely for his involvement...

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William Lee D. Ewing, Governor, U.S. Senator (1795 - 1846)

William Lee Davidson Ewing (August 31, 1795 – March 25, 1846) was a politician from Illinois who served partial terms as the fifth governor of the state and as U.S. Senator. Ewing was born i...

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John Reynolds, Governor (1788 - 1865)

) John Reynolds (February 26, 1788 – May 8, 1865) was a United States politician from the state of Illinois. He was one of the original four justices of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1818–...

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Frank White, Governor (1856 - 1940)

) Frank White (December 12, 1856 – March 23, 1940) was the eighth Governor of North Dakota. A Republican, White also served as Treasurer of the United States from 1921 to 1928. Family Colo...

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Joseph M. Devine, Governor (1861 - 1938)

Joseph McMurray Devine (March 15, 1861 – August 31, 1938) was an American politician who was the Republican Governor of North Dakota from 1898 to 1899. He served as governor for less than on...

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Frank A. Briggs, Governor (1858 - 1898)

Frank A. Briggs (September 15, 1858—August 9, 1898) was an American Republican elected official who served as the fifth Governor of North Dakota from January 6, 1897 until his death nineteen m...

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