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Francis Emroy Warren

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Hinsdale, Massachusetts, USA
Death: November 24, 1929 (85)
Washington, District of Columbia, USA (pneumonia and bronchitis)
Place of Burial: Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Spencer Warren and Cynthia Estella Warren
Husband of Helen Maria Warren and Clara Le Baron Warren
Father of Helen Frances Pershing and Frederick E. Warren
Brother of Franklin Elliott Warren; Edwin M. Warren; Cynthia E. Warren and Fred L. Warren

Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Francis E. Warren, Governor & U.S. Senator

Francis Emroy Warren, 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-ninth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and served as a private and noncommissioned officer until he was mustered out of the service; received the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry on the battlefield at the siege of Port Hudson; later served as captain in the Massachusetts militia; engaged in farming and stock raising in Massachusetts; moved to Wyoming (then a part of the Territory of Dakota) in 1868; became interested in the real estate, mercantile, livestock, and lighting businesses in Cheyenne; member, Territorial senate 1873-1874, serving as president; member of the city council 1873-1874; treasurer of Wyoming 1876, 1879, 1882, 1884; member, Territorial senate 1884-1885; mayor of Cheyenne 1885; appointed Governor of the Territory of Wyoming by President Chester Arthur in February 1885 but was removed by President Grover Cleveland in November 1886; again appointed Governor by President Benjamin Harrison in March 1889 and served until elected to the position in 1890; elected as the first Governor of the State in September 1890, but resigned on November 24, 1890, having been elected Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on November 18, 1890; took oath of office in open session on December 1, 1890, and drew the lot for term ending March 3, 1893; served from November 24, 1890, until March 3, 1893; resumed agricultural pursuits and stock raising; again elected to the United States Senate in 1895; reelected in 1901, 1907, 1913, 1918 and 1924 and served from March 4, 1895, until his death; chairman, Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands (Fifty-second, Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Claims (Fifty-sixth through Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Irrigation (Fifty-ninth Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Fifty-ninth through Sixty-first Congresses), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Fifty-ninth Congress), Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Sixty-first Congress), Committee on Appropriations (Sixty-second and Sixty-sixth through Seventy-first Congresses), Committee on Engrossed Bills (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., November 24, 1929; funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Francis Emroy Warren, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 27 May 1863, while serving with Company C, 49th Massachusetts Infantry, in action at Port Hudson, Louisiana. Corporal Warren volunteered in response to a call, and took part in the movement that was made upon the enemy's works under a heavy fire there from in advance of the general assault.

General Orders: Date of Issue: September 30, 1893

Action Date: May 27, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company C

Division: 49th Massachusetts Infantry

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Francis E. Warren, Governor & U.S. Senator's Timeline

June 20, 1844
Hinsdale, Massachusetts, USA
August 16, 1880
Age 36
Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Age 39
Wyoming, USA
November 24, 1929
Age 85
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, USA