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Encyclopedia > Alexander Ramsey
Alexander Ramsey
Alexander Ramsey

In office
December 10, 1879 – March 4, 1881
President Rutherford B. Hayes
Preceded by George W. McCrary
Succeeded by Robert Todd Lincoln

In office
January 2, 1860 – July 10, 1863
Lieutenant Ignatius L. Donnelly
Preceded by Henry Hastings Sibley
Succeeded by Henry Adoniram Swift

1st Territorial Governor of Minnesota
In office
June 1, 1849 – May 15, 1853
Succeeded by Willis A. Gorman

Born September 8, 1815(1815-09-08)
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Died April 22, 1903 (aged 87)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Political party Whig, Republican
Spouse Anna Jenks
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Alexander Ramsey (September 8, 1815April 22, 1903) was an American politician. He was born near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3112x4160, 1157 KB) Permission PD (This summary was created using Commons SumItUp) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): United States Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey ... The Secretary of War was a member of the United States Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the nineteenth President of the United States (1877–1881). ... George Washington McCrary (August 29, 1835 - June 23, 1890) was a Congressman from Iowa and a United States Secretary of War. ... Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was the first son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Ann Todd. ... The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the states executive branch. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Ignatius Loyola Donnelly (November 3, 1831 – January 1, 1901) was a U.S. Congressman, populist, and writer, known primarily today for his theories on the history of Atlantis and Shakespearean authorship. ... Henry Hastings Sibley, first governor of the U.S. state of Minnesota, was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 20, 1811. ... Henry Adoniram Swift (March 23, 1823 – February 25, 1869) was an American politician who was the 3rd Governor of Minnesota. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Ramsey was elected from Pennsylvania as a Whig to the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the 28th and 29th congresses from March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1847. He served as the first Territorial Governor of Minnesota June 1, 1849 to May 15, 1853 as a member of the Whig Party. This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... (Redirected from 28th United States Congress) Twenty-eighth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... (Redirected from 29th United States Congress) Twenty-ninth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the states executive branch. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

Ramsey's house in Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1960.
Ramsey's house in Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1960.

In 1855, he became the mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota. Ramsey was elected the second Governor of Minnesota after statehood and served from January 2, 1860 to July 10, 1863. Ramsey is credited with being the first Union governor to commit troops during the American Civil War (he happened to be in Washington, D.C. when fighting broke out). He resigned the governorship to become a U.S. Senator, having been elected to that post in 1863 as a Republican. He was re-elected in 1869 and held the office until March 3, 1875, serving in the 38th, 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd congresses. For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Thirty-Eighth Congress of the United States began on March 4, 1863 and ended on March 3, 1865. ... The Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States began on March 4, 1865 and ended on March 3, 1867. ... // Dates of Sessions 1867-1869 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from March 4, 1867 to December 1, 1867. ... Dates of Sessions 1869-1871 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from March 4, 1869 to April 10, 1869. ... Dates of Sessions 1871-1873 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from March 4, 1871 to April 20, 1871. ... {{move}} // Dates of Sessions December 1, 1873 to March 3, 1875. ...


Ramsey served as Secretary of War from 1879 to 1881, under President Rutherford B. Hayes. The Secretary of War was a member of the United States Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the nineteenth President of the United States (1877–1881). ...


Legacy

The Minnesota Historical Society preserves his home as a museum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. Alexander Ramsey Park, located in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, is the largest municipal park in Minnesota. Ramsey County, Minnesota, Ramsey County, North Dakota, the city of Ramsey, Minnesota, the city of Ramsey, Illinois,[1], Ramsey Park in Stillwater, Minnesota, and Alexander Ramsey Elementary School in Montevideo, Minnesota ,are also named for him. The Minnesota Historical Society is a Minnesota instutution dedicated to preserving the history of the state. ... For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Redwood Falls is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. ... Ramsey County [2] is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Ramsey County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Ramsey is a city located in Anoka County, Minnesota. ... Ramsey is a village located in Fayette County, Illinois. ... A Stillwater city limit sign Stillwater is a city located in Washington County, Minnesota (coordinates, 45. ... For other uses, see Montevideo (disambiguation). ...


References

  1. ^ Allan H. Keith, Historical Stories: About Greenville and Bond County, IL. Consulted on August 15, 2007.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Irvin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district

March 4, 1843March 3, 1847
Succeeded by
George N. Eckert
Preceded by
(none)
Territorial Governor of Minnesota
June 1, 1849May 15, 1853
Succeeded by
Willis A. Gorman
Preceded by
David Olmsted
Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota
18551856
Succeeded by
George L. Becker
Preceded by
Henry H. Sibley
Governor of Minnesota
January 2, 1860July 10, 1863
Succeeded by
Henry A. Swift
Preceded by
Henry M. Rice
United States Senator (Class 1) from Minnesota
March 4, 1863March 3, 1875
Served alongside: Morton S. Wilkinson, Daniel S. Norton, William Windom, Ozora P. Stearns and William Windom
Succeeded by
Samuel J. R. McMillan
Preceded by
George W. McCrary
United States Secretary of War
December 10, 1879March 4, 1881
Succeeded by
Robert T. Lincoln
People who have served as mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Norman Wolfred Kittson ( 5 March 1814 – 10 May 1888) was variously a fur trader, steamboat-line operator, and railway entrepreneur. ... Jacob H. Stewart was the mayor of St. ... Jacob H. Stewart was the mayor of St. ... Jacob H. Stewart was the mayor of St. ... William Dawson, born in Ireland, was mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota from 1878 to 1881. ... Edmund Ignatius Rice (born 1762, died 1844) was a Catholic missionary and educationalist who was Beatified by Pope John Paul II in October 1996. ... Christopher D. OBrien was an Irish-born mayor of St. ... Edmund Ignatius Rice (born 1762, died 1844) was a Catholic missionary and educationalist who was Beatified by Pope John Paul II in October 1996. ... Andrew Robert Kiefer (May 25, 1832 - May 1, 1904) was a Representative from Minnesota; born at Marienborn, Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, May 25, 1832; attended school in Mainz; immigrated to the United States in 1849 and settled in St. ... William Mahoney was an Irish-American mayor of St. ... William H. Fallon was an Irish Catholic mayor of St. ... John J. McDonough was an Irish Catholic mayor of St. ... Edward K. Delaney was an Irish Catholic mayor of St. ... John C. Daubney was an Irish Catholic mayor of St. ... Joseph E. Dillon was the mayor of St. ... Thomas R. Byrne was the Democratic mayor of St. ... See Norman Jay Coleman for the former secretary of Agriculture. ... Randy C. Kelly (born August 2, 1950 in North Dakota) is an American politician. ... Chris Coleman campaigning with Sen. ...

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