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  Ramsey, Alexander
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NameAlexander Ramsey
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St. Paul, Minnesota , United States
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Born September 08, 1815
DiedApril 22, 1903 (87 years)
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
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Nov 23, 2015 04:24pm
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InfoRAMSEY, Alexander, a Representative from Pennsylvania and a Senator from Minnesota; born near Harrisburg, Pa., September 8, 1815; attended the common schools and Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced practice in Harrisburg; secretary to the electoral college of Pennsylvania in 1840; clerk of the State house of representatives in 1841; elected from Pennsylvania as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); declined renomination in 1846; Territorial Governor of Minnesota 1849-1853; mayor of St. Paul 1855; unsuccessful candidate for election as governor of Minnesota in 1857; Governor of Minnesota 1860-1863; elected in 1863 as a Republican to the United States Senate; reelected in 1869 and served from March 4, 1863, to March 3, 1875; chairman, Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Thirty-ninth through Forty-third Congresses), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-ninth Congress); appointed Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Rutherford Hayes 1879-1881; chairman of the Edmunds Commission, dealing with the question of Mormonism and polygamy in Utah 1882-1886, when he resigned; president of the Minnesota Historical Society 1849-1863, 1891-1903; delegate to the centennial celebration of the adoption of the Federal Constitution in 1887; died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., April 22, 1903; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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  12/10/1879 Secretary of War Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1868 MN US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1862 MN US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1861 MN Governor Won 60.90% (+21.80%)
  11/08/1859 MN Governor Won 54.82% (+9.64%)
  10/13/1857 MN Governor Lost 49.66% (-0.68%)
  06/01/1849 Minnesota Territorial Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/08/1844 PA District 14 Won 51.51% (+3.02%)
  10/10/1843 PA District 14 Won 52.64% (+5.27%)
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