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Joseph Lane, 1st Governor of Oregon Territory, U.S. Senator (1801 - 1881)

General Joseph Lane ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joseph Lane (December 14, 1801 – April 19, 1881) was an American general during the Mexi...

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Gilbert A. Pierce, Governor & U.S. Senator (1839 - 1901)

Gilbert Ashville Pierce, a Senator from North Dakota; born in East Otto, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., January 11, 1839; attended the public schools; moved to Indiana in 1854 and settled near Valparaiso;...

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Levi Lincoln, US Congress (1749 - 1820)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of MINUTE MAN. DAR Ancestor #: A070444 Levi Lincoln, Sr. (May 15, 1749 – April 14, 1820) was an American revolutionary and ...

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Samuel Wilder King, 11th Territorial Governor of Hawaii (1886 - 1959)

Samuel Wilder King (December 17, 1886 – March 24, 1959) was the eleventh Territorial Governor of Hawaii and served from 1953 to 1957. He was appointed to the office after the term of Oren E. L...

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Joseph Poindexter, 8th Territorial Governor of Hawaii (1869 - 1951)

Joseph Boyd Poindexter (April 14, 1869 – December 3, 1951) was the eighth Territorial Governor of Hawaii and served from 1934 to 1942. Early life Joseph Boyd Poindexter was born in Canyon ...

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Charles J. McCarthy, 5th Territorial Governor of Hawaii (1861 - 1929)

Charles James McCarthy (August 4, 1861 – November 26, 1929) was the fifth Territorial Governor of Hawaii and served from 1918 to 1921. McCarthy was born August 4, 1861 in Boston, Massachuset...

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Walter F. Frear, 3rd Territorial Governor of Hawaii, Chief Justice of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court (1863 - 1948)

Walter Francis Frear (October 29, 1863 – January 22, 1948) was a lawyer and judge in the Kingdom of Hawaii and Republic of Hawaii, and the third Territorial Governor of Hawaii from 1907 to 191...

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Oren E. Long, Territorial Governor of Hawaii, U.S. Senator (1889 - 1965)

Oren Ethelbirt Long (March 4, 1889 – May 6, 1965), was the tenth Territorial Governor of Hawaii and served from 1951 to 1953. A member of the Hawai'i Democratic Party, Long was appointed to th...

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Ingram Stainback, 9th Territorial Governor of Hawaii (1883 - 1961)

Ingram Macklin Stainback (May 12, 1883 – April 12, 1961) was the ninth Territorial Governor of Hawaii and served from 1942 to 1951. Born in 1883 in Somerville, Tennessee, he received his u...

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Wallace Rider Farrington, 6th Territorial Governor of Hawaii (1871 - 1933)

Wallace Rider Farrington (May 3, 1871 – October 6, 1933) was the sixth Territorial Governor of Hawaii, serving from 1921 to 1929. Prior to his term, he was editor of the The Honolulu Advertise...

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George L. Shoup, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1836 - 1904)

George Laird Shoup (June 15, 1836 – December 21, 1904) was the first Governor of Idaho, serving a short time after statehood in 1890 before becoming one of the state's first United States Sena...

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William Malcolm Bunn, 10th Governor of Idaho Territory (1842 - 1923)

Governor of Idaho Territory. He enlisted for the Civil War as a Corporal in Company F, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry, was wounded and captured at Savage Station in 1862, and spent several months in a Rich...

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John N. Irwin, 9th Governor of Idaho Territory and 9th Governor of Arizona Territory (1844 - 1905)

Idaho Territory Governor, Arizona Territory Governor, US Diplomat. John Nichol Irwin, son of Stephen and Elizabeth Nichol Irwin, was born Dec. 25, 1845 in Butler County, Ohio and died Dec. 11, 1905 in ...

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David Wesley Ballard, 3rd Governor of Idaho Territory (1824 - 1883)

Idaho Territorial Governor. He served as governor of Idaho from 1866 to 1870. He was appointed by President Andrew Johnson to replace Caleb Lyon, who had been charged with misappropriation of public fu...

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Thomas Mead Bowen, 4th Governor of Idaho Territory (1835 - 1906)

BOWEN, Thomas Mead, a Senator from Colorado; born near the present site of Burlington, Iowa, October 26, 1835; attended the public schools and the academy at Mount Pleasant, Iowa; studied law; admitted...

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Thomas Warren Bennett, 5th Governor of Idaho Territory (1831 - 1893)

Civil War Brevet Brigadier General. Governor of the Idaho Territory. Delegate to the U.S. Congress. Born in Union County, Indiana, Thomas Warren Bennett graduated from the law school at Indiana Asbury ...

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George A. Parks, 5th Territorial Governor of Alaska MP (1883 - 1984)

From The Galveston Daily News (TX) and Orange County Register (CA), Sunday May 13, 1984: Former Alaskan leader dies at 100 Juneau, Alaska (AP) - George Parks, a former Alaska territorial governor, ...

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Ernest Gruening, Governor of Alaska Territory, U.S. Senator MP (1887 - 1974)

Ernest Henry Gruening (pronounced /ˈɡriːnɪŋ/ "Greening"; February 6, 1887 – June 26, 1974) was an American journalist and Democrat who was the Governor of th...

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Major George B. Porter, Territorial Governor (1791 - 1834)

George Bryan Porter (February 9, 1791 - July 6, 1834), was a U.S. statesman in Pennsylvania and Michigan Territory. He was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the brother of David Rittenhouse Porter,...

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Pío de Jesús Pico MP (1801 - 1894)

Last Governor of Mexican California Pio de Jesus Pico (1801-1894) was born at the Mission San Gabriel to one of the earliest families in Los Angeles. Ethnically, being of African, American Indian and...

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Fayette McMullen, 2nd Territorial Governor of Washington (1805 - 1880)

LaFayette "Fayette" McMullen (May 18, 1805 – November 8, 1880) was a 19th-century politician, driver, teamster and banker from the U.S. state of Virginia and the second appointed Governor of W...

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Gov. Henry David Cooke (1825 - 1881)

Governor of the District of Columbia from 1871 to 1874. He was the son of Eleutheros Cooke, an attorney and Martha Caswell.

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Lieut. Col. Alexander Brodie MP (1849 - 1918)

[ Alexander Oswald Brodie (November 13, 1849 – May 10, 1918) was an American military officer and engineer. Earning his initial reputation during the Indian wars, he came to prominence for his...

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James Tufts (1829 - 1884)

James Tufts (September 19, 1829–August 18, 1884) was a United States politician and acting governor of Montana Territory in 1869. Biography Born in Charlestown, New Hampshire, Tufts gradua...

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William A. Howard, US Congress, Terr. Gov. Dakota (1813 - 1880)

William Alanson Howard (April 8, 1813– April 10, 1880) served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Michigan from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1859 and from May 15, 1860 ...

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Wilmot Brookings, 1st Provisional Governor of Dakota Territory (1830 - 1905)

Wilmot Wood Brookings (October 23, 1830–1905) was an American pioneer, frontier judge, and early South Dakota politician. He was the first provisional governor of Dakota Territory, and both th...

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Gov. Richard C. McCormick, US Congress (AZ & NY) (1832 - d.)

Richard Cunningham McCormick, Jr. (May 23, 1832 – June 2, 1901) was an American politician, businessman, and journalist. He served as the second Governor of Arizona Territory, three time Deleg...

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Gov. John Wesley Hoyt (1831 - 1912)

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Capt. William Clark MP (1770 - 1838)

from Oregon Pioneers - Lewis and Clark Expedition At this camp [Baker's Bay on the north shore, just inside Cape Disappointment, Washington] Lewis and Clark and several of the men carved their name...

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Meriwether Lewis (Corps of Discovery co-leader) MP (1774 - 1809)

American explorer, best known as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. After crossing the Rocky Mountains, the expedition reached the Pacific Ocean in the area of present-day Oregon (which lay ...

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Gen. Thomas Moonlight (USA), Governor of Wyoming Territory (1833 - 1899)

Thomas Moonlight (September 30, 1833 – February 7, 1899) was a United States politician and general. Moonlight served as Governor of Wyoming Territory from 1887 to 1889. Birth Moonli...

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Henry Wharton Conway, Ark. Ter. Delegate to Congress MP (1793 - 1827)

He was a Lieutenant in the Army and served in the War of 1812. In 1817 he was appointed Clerk of the U.S. Treasury. In 1823 he was elected to the U.S. Congress and served until 1827. On October 27th, 1...

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William Wyatt Bibb, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1781 - 1820)

William Wyatt Bibb (October 2, 1781 – July 10, 1820) was a United States Senator from Georgia and the first Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama. Bibb County, Alabama, and Bibb County, Georgi...

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Walter Eli Clark, 1st Governor of Alaska Territory (1869 - 1950)

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George W. Baxter, Territorial Governor of Wyoming (1855 - 1929)

George White Baxter (January 7, 1855 – December 18, 1929) was an American politician who served as territorial governor of Wyoming from November 11, 1886 – December 20, 1886. Early ye...

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Arthur C. Mellette, 1st Governor of South Dakota (1842 - 1896)

Arthur Calvin Mellette (June 23, 1842 – May 25, 1896) was the last Governor of the Dakota Territory and the first Governor of the State of South Dakota. Biography Mellette was the son of C...

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John Eaton, U.S. Senator and Secretary of War MP (1790 - 1856)

) John Henry Eaton (June 18, 1790 – November 17, 1856) was an American politician and diplomat from Tennessee who served as U.S. Senator and as Secretary of War in the administration of Andrew...

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Richard K. Call, Terr. Gov. Florida MP (1792 - 1862)

Richard Keith Call (October 24, 1792 – September 14, 1862) was the third and fifth territorial governor of Florida. Named after his uncle, a Revolutionary War hero, he was born in Pittsfie...

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William F. Quinn, 12th Territorial and 1st State Governor of Hawaii MP (1919 - 2006)

William Francis Quinn (July 13, 1919 – August 28, 2006) was the Governor of the Territory of Hawaii from 1957 to 1959 and the Governor of the State of Hawaii from 1959 to 1962. Originally appo...

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Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, U.S. Senator (1795 - 1864)

Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge (February 8, 1795 – November 2, 1864) was an American lawyer and politician. He was a U.S. Senator from New York and Governor of the Wisconsin Territory. Early ...

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William S. Fulton, Gov. AR Terr., US Senator (1795 - 1844)

William Savin Fulton (June 2, 1795– August 15, 1844) was an American lawyer and politician from Little Rock, Arkansas. He served as Governor of the Arkansas Territory and United States Senator...

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William J. Mills, 19th Governor of New Mexico Territory (1849 - 1915)

William Joseph Mills (January 11, 1849 – December 24, 1915) was an American jurist who served three terms as the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Territorial Supreme Court and as the nineteenth...

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William Thornton, 15th Governor of New Mexico Territory (1843 - 1916)

William Taylor Thornton (February 9, 1843 – March 16, 1916) was the 15th Governor of New Mexico Territory from 1893 to 1897. Biography Thornton was born on February 9, 1843 in Calhoun, Mis...

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L. Bradford Prince, 14th Governor of New Mexico Territory (1840 - 1922)

LeBaron Bradford Prince (July 3, 1840 – December 22, 1922) was the 14th Governor of New Mexico Territory from 1889 to 1893. Biography Prince was born on July 3, 1840, in Flushing, Queens, ...

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Edmund G. Ross, U.S. Senator (1826 - 1907)

Edmund Gibson Ross (December 7, 1826 – May 8, 1907) was a politician who represented the state of Kansas after the American Civil War and was later governor of the New Mexico Territory. His vo...

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Brevet Brig. General Lionel Sheldon (USA), Territorial Governor (1828 - 1917)

Lionel Allen Sheldon (August 30, 1828 - January 17, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Louisiana. He was Governor of New Mexico Territory from 1881 to 1885. Early life Born in Worcester, New Yo...

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David Meriwether, Governor, U.S. Senator (1800 - 1893)

David Meriwether (October 30, 1800 – April 4, 1893) was a United States Senator from Kentucky and Governor of New Mexico Territory. Born in Louisa County, Virginia, Meriwether moved with his p...

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William Carr Lane, 3rd Governor of New Mexico Territory (1789 - 1863)

William Carr Lane (December 1, 1789 – January 6, 1863) was a doctor and the first Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, serving from 1823 to 1829 and 1837 to 1840. He was also the Governor of New Mexi...

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Gov. Francis E. Warren, U.S. Senator (1844 - 1929)

WARREN, Francis Emroy, a Senator from Wyoming; born in Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Mass., June 20, 1844; attended the common schools and Hinsdale Academy; during the Civil War enlisted in the Forty-n...

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George Lemuel Woods (1832 - 1890)

George Lemuel Woods (July 30, 1832 – January 7, 1890) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. A member of the Republican Party, Woods served as the third Governor of Oregon from 1866&#x...

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John Branch Jr., Governor, U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy, Territorial Governor of Florida. MP (1782 - 1863)

John Branch, Jr. (November 4, 1782 – January 3, 1863) served as U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy, the 19th Governor of the state of North Carolina, and was the sixth and last territorial go...

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Preston Hopkins Leslie (1819 - 1907)

Preston Hopkins Leslie (March 8, 1819 – February 7, 1907) was the 26th Governor of Kentucky from 1871 to 1875 and territorial governor of Montana from 1887 to 1889. He ascended to the office o...

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Robert Crittenden (1797 - 1834)

Robert Crittenden was the first secretary and acting governor of the Arkansas Territory; subsequently, he was the first person to serve in the role now known as the lieutenant governor of Arkansas. H...

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Brig. General James Miller, 1st Territorial Governor of Arkansas (1776 - 1851)

) James Miller (April 25, 1776 – July 7, 1851) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshire, the first Governor of Arkansas Territory, and a Brigadier General ...

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Peter Hardeman Burnett, 1st Governor of California MP (1807 - 1895)

Peter Hardeman Burnett (November 15, 1807 – May 17, 1895) was an American politician and the first state governor of California, serving from December 20, 1849 to January 9, 1851. He was also th...

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Joseph H. Kibbey, 16th Territorial Governor of Arizona (1858 - 1924)

Joseph Henry Kibbey (March 4, 1853 – June 14, 1924) was an American attorney who served as Associate Justice of the Arizona Territorial Supreme Court from 1889 to 1893 and Governor of Arizona ...

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John A. Burbank, Governor of Dakota Territory (1827 - 1905)

John Albyne Burbank (July 23, 1827 – December 19, 1905) was an American businessman and the fourth Governor of Dakota Territory. Burbank was born at Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana. Aft...

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James Mitchell Ashley, US Congress MP (1824 - 1896)

James Mitchell Ashley (November 14, 1824 – September 16, 1896) was a U.S. congressman, territorial governor and railroad president. Early life Ashley was born in Allegheny County, Penn...

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Scott Cordelle Bone (1860 - 1936)

Scott Cardelle Bone (February 15, 1860 – January 26, 1936) was the third Territorial Governor of Alaska, serving from 1921–1925. A Republican, he was appointed by President Warren G. Hard...

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Gov. Wilson Shannon, US Congress (1802 - 1877)

Wilson Shannon (February 24, 1802 - August 30, 1877) was a Democratic politician from Ohio and Kansas. He served as the 14th and 16th Governor of Ohio, and was the first governor of Ohio born in the st...

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Major Gen. Arthur St. Clair MP (1737 - 1818)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of MAJOR GENERAL. DAR Ancestor # A104265 General Arthur St. Clair (23 March 1734/1736 - 31 August 1818), born in Scotland, believed...

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Henry Dodge, U.S. Senator (1782 - 1867)

Henry Dodge (October 12, 1782 – June 19, 1867) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, Territorial Governor of Wisconsin and a veteran of the Black Hawk W...

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Robert J. Walker, US Senator and Sec'y of the Treasury (1801 - 1869)

Robert served two terms as Sentor from Mississippi, was nominated for Vise President of the US in 1844, served as Secetary of the Treasury under President Polk. He was also appointed governor of Kans...

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William Blount, US Constitution, Govr, US Senator MP (1749 - 1800)

For more pictures, go to the Media section. A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA with the rank of STAFF OFFICER. DAR Ancestor #: A011522 William Blount, (March 26, 1749 (O.S.)/...

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Gov. Miguel Antonio Otero (1859 - 1944)

Miguel Antonio Otero (October 17, 1859–August 7, 1944), nicknamed "Gillie," was governor of New Mexico Territory from 1897 to 1906 and in later life the author of several books on Western lore. ...

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George R. Carter, 2nd Terr. Gov. of Hawaii (1866 - 1933)

George Carter was Hawaii Territorial Governor. He graduated from Yale University, was trained at Seattle National Bank, and returned to Hawaii to become Cashier of C. Brewer & Co., where his father was...

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Lawrence M. Judd, 7th Territorial Governor of Hawaii (1887 - 1968)

Lawrence McCully Judd (March 20, 1887 – October 4, 1968) was a politician of the Territory of Hawaii, serving as the seventh Territorial Governor. He was devoted to the Hansen's Disease-afflic...

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Brevet Maj. General John W. Geary (USA), Governor, Territorial Governor MP (1819 - 1873)

Information about John W. Geary from Wikipedia John White Geary (December 30, 1819 – February 8, 1873) was an American lawyer, a Colonel in the Mexican War, politician, and a Union General in ...

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Maj. General Isaac Stevens (USA), Terr. Gov. of Washington (1818 - 1862)

Isaac Ingalls Stevens (March 25, 1818 – September 1, 1862) was the first governor of Washington Territory, a United States Congressman, and a major general in the Union Army during the America...

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Brig. General Mason Brayman (USA), 7th Governor of Idaho Territory (1813 - 1895)

Mason Brayman (May 23, 1813 – February 27, 1895) was an American attorney, newspaperman, and military officer. During his service to the Union Army during the American Civil War he rose to the...

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Alfred Cumming, Governor Utah Territory MP (1802 - 1873)

) Alfred Cumming (1802–1873) was appointed governor of the Utah territory in 1858 replacing Brigham Young following the Utah War. Born in Augusta, Georgia and mayor of the city. President Bu...

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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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Gen. Lew Wallace (USA), 11th Terr. Gov. of New Mexico MP (1827 - 1905)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lewis "Lew" Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was a lawyer, governor, Union general in the American Civil War, American statesman and author, best r...

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William Hull, Lt. Colonel (Continental Army), Brig. General (War of 1812), 1st Governor of Michigan Territory MP (1753 - 1825)

William Hull (1753-1825) was an American soldier and politician. He fought in the American Revolution, was the first Governor of Michigan Territory, and was a brigadier general in the War of 1812, fo...

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Gen.George Izard, 2nd Territorial Governor of Arkansas (1776 - 1828)

George Izard (October 21, 1776 – November 22, 1828) was a General in the United States Army during the War of 1812 and a Governor of the Arkansas Territory. George Izard was born in Pari...

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William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States MP (1773 - 1841)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was the ninth President of the United States (1841), an American military officer and politician,...

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Gen. Green Clay Smith (USA), 2nd Gov. of Montana Terr. (1826 - 1895)

Green Clay Smith (July 4, 1826 – June 29, 1895) was a U.S. soldier and politician. He served as a major general during the Civil War, was a congressman from Kentucky and was the Territorial ...

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Charles Bent, 1st Territorial Governor of New Mexico MP (1799 - 1847)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Bent (November 11, 1799 – January 19, 1847) was appointed as the first Governor of the newly acquired New Mexico Territory by Governor Stephen Watts Ke...

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Brevet Maj. Gen. John Milton Thayer (USA), US Senator, Governor, Territorial Governor (1820 - 1906)

John Milton Thayer (January 24, 1820 – March 19, 1906) was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and a postbellum United States Senator from Nebraska, as well as governor o...

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Sanford B. Dole, 1st Territorial Governor of Hawaii MP (1844 - 1926)

From Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler Sanford Ballard Dole - A missionary's son and cousin of the Dole Food Company (Hawaiian Pineapple Co.) founder who described himself as "of American blood but H...

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Ninian Edwards, Gov'r, Terr. Gov'r, US Senator MP (1775 - 1833)

Ninian Edwards (March 17, 1775 – July 20, 1833) was a founding political figure of the state of Illinois. He served as the first and only governor of the Illinois Territory from 1809 to 1818, ...

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Gov. James Clark, Iowa Territory (1812 - 1850)

According to the State of Iowa, his surname was Clark (no E). ) James Clarke (July 5, 1812 – July 28, 1850) was the third Governor of Iowa Territory from November 18, 1845 until December 3...

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Gov. Eugene Semple, Washington Territory (1840 - 1908)

Eugene Semple (1840–1908) was the 13th Governor of Washington Territory and the unsuccessful Democratic candidate to be the first governor of Washington State. Early life Eugene Semple...

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Robert Lucas, 1st Gov. of Iowa Territory (1781 - 1853)

) Robert Lucas (April 1, 1781 – February 7, 1853) was the 12th Governor of the U.S. state of Ohio, serving from 1832 to 1836. He served as the first Governor of Iowa Territory from 1838 to 184...

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Samuel Medary, Territorial Governor of Minnesota and Kansas (1801 - 1864)

Samuel Medary (February 25, 1801 – November 7, 1864) Born and raised in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, he settled in Ohio in 1825. After a term in the Ohio House of Representatives (1834) an...

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Brevet Colonel Lyman Enos Knapp (USA), 3rd Governor of District of Alaska (1837 - 1904)

Lyman Enos Knapp (November 5, 1837 – October 9, 1904) was an American Republican politician who was the Governor of the District of Alaska from 1889 to 1893. He was also a member of the Vermon...

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Thomas Riggs, Jr., 3rd Governor of Alaska Territory (1873 - 1945)

. Thomas W. Riggs, Jr. (October 17, 1873 – January 16, 1945) was an American engineer who worked extensively in Alaska Territory, first as a leader of the team which surveyed the Alaska-Canadi...

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John N. Goodwin, 1st Gov. of Arizona Territory (1824 - 1887)

John Noble Goodwin (October 18, 1824 – April 29, 1887) was a United States attorney and politician who served as the first Governor of Arizona Territory. He was also a Congressman from Maine a...

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William Gilpin, 1st Governor of the Territory of Colorado (1813 - 1894)

) William Gilpin (October 4, 1813 – January 20, 1894) was a 19th century U.S. explorer, politician, land speculator, and futurist writer about the American West. He served as military officer ...

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Dr. John Evans, 2nd Territorial Governor of Colorado MP (1814 - 1897)

He advocated the founding of Northwestern University & chose a suburb of Chicago as it's location. The suburb was thus named Evanston in his honor. He was appointed Governor of Colorado in 1862 by Pr...

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Brevet Maj. General Edward M. McCook (USA), 5th Territorial Governor of Colorado (1833 - 1909)

Edward Moody McCook (June 15, 1833 – September 9, 1909) was a lawyer, politician, distinguished Union cavalry general in the American Civil War, American diplomat, and Governor of the Territor...

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Samuel Elbert, 6th Territorial Governor of Colorado (1833 - 1899)

"The History of Colorado, Page 680 Samuel H. Elbert was born in Logan county, Ohio, in 1833. Iowa Territory. His father, a physician of prominence in his profession, removed in 1840 to the then Terri...

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John W. Dawson, 3rd Governor of the Territory of Utah (1820 - 1877)

John W. Dawson (October 21, 1820 – September 10, 1877) was Governor of Utah Territory in 1861. Born on October 21, 1820, in Cambridge, Indiana he was a lawyer, a farmer and a newspaper edi...

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James D. Doty, Gov. of Utah and Wisconsin Terr. (1800 - 1865)

James Duane Doty (November 5, 1799 – June 13, 1865) was a land speculator and politician in the United States who played a large role in the development of Wisconsin and Utah Territory. Ea...

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Samuel B. Axtell, Gov. of the Territories of New Mexico & Utah (1819 - 1891)

Samuel Beach Axtell (October 14, 1819 – August 7, 1891). Notable for: being the most controversial Chief Justice of the New Mexico Territorial Supreme Court; his corrupted administration as Go...

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Richard D. Gholson, 3rd Territorial Governor of Washington MP (1804 - 1862)

Richard Dickerson Gholson (January 31, 1804 – August 23, 1862) was the 3rd Territorial Governor of Washington. Biography Born in Garrard County, Kentucky, Gholson was the son of William J....

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Elisha P. Ferry, 10th Governor of Washington Territory and 1st Governor of Washington (1825 - 1895)

Elisha Peyre Ferry (August 9, 1825 – October 14, 1895) was the first Governor of the U.S. State of Washington. Ferry was a Republican lawyer who had twice been Governor of Washington Territory...

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William A. Newell, 18th Governor of New Jersey, 11th Governor of Washington Territory (1817 - 1901)

William Augustus Newell (September 5, 1817 – August 8, 1901), was an American physician and politician, who was a three-term member of the United States House of Representatives, served as a R...

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Gov. Watson C. Squire, US Senator (1838 - 1926)

Watson Carvosso Squire (May 18, 1838 – June 7, 1926) was a United States Senator from Washington. Biography Born in Cape Vincent, New York, he attended the public schools, Falley Semin...

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William Henson Wallace, Territorial Governor MP (1811 - 1879)

William Henson Wallace (July 19, 1811 in Troy, Ohio – February 7, 1879 in Steilacoom, Washington Territory) was an important figure in the early histories of two U.S. states, serving as govern...

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