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Sex:M
Age:87
Birth Date:September 8, 1815
Astrology Sign:Virgo
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Died Date:April 22, 1903
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Occupation:US Politician

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ALEXANDER RAMSEY
Alexander Ramsey

Biography:Alexander Ramsey (September 8, 1815 - April 22, 1903) was an American politician. He was born near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Ramsey was elected from Pennsylvania as a Whig to the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the House 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.

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 served until March 3, 1875.

Ramsey served as Secretary of War from 1879 to 1881, under President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Ramsey County, Minnesota is named for him. 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.

Preceded by: George W. McCrary United States Secretary of War 1879-1881 Succeeded by: Robert Todd Lincoln Preceded by: See Iowa Territory Governor of Minnesota Territory 1849-1853 Succeeded by: Willis A. Gorman Preceded by: Henry Hastings Sibley Governor of Minnesota 1860-1863 Succeeded by: Henry Adoniram Swift Preceded by: Henry Rice United States Senator from Minnesota 1863-1875 Succeeded by: Samuel J. R. McMillan

Governors of Minnesota Sibley • Ramsey • Swift • Miller • Marshall • Austin • Davis • Pillsbury • Hubbard • McGill • Merriam • Nelson • Clough • Lind • Van Sant • Johnson • Eberhart • Hammond • Burnquist • Preus • Christianson • Olson • Petersen • Benson • Stassen • Thye • Youngdahl • E. Anderson • Freeman •


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Alexander Ramsey's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: September 8, 1815

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.


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Alexander Ramsey's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: September 8, 2009

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

 

 

 

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