Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I'll Send The First Union Troops

Alexander Ramsey became the second Governor of Minnesota January 2nd 1860.

Alexander Ramsey was born September 8th 1815 near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  His family was of Scottish and German heritage.  He attended Lafayette College; becoming a lawyer he had a practice in Harrisburg.  He served the state of Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives from 1843 to 1847.  Ramsey then became the first Territorial Governor of Minnesota from 1849 to 1853.  He became the mayor of St Paul, Minnesota in 1855.

On January 2nd 1860 Ramsey became the second Governor of the State of Minnesota.  He was in Washington, DC when the fighting of the Civil War broke out, and he became the first governor to commit troops the Union cause.  It was also during his term that he called for the removal of all American Indians from Minnesota, stating on September 9th 1862 that “The Sioux Indians of Minnesota must be exterminated or driven forever beyond the borders of the state."

He was elected to the United States Senate in 1863 and would serve in that office until 1875.  Ramsey would also serve as the United State Secretary of War under President Rutherford B Hayes from 1870 to 1881.  From 1882 through 1886 he was the chairman of the Edmunds Commission which was working on the question of Mormon polygamy and the state hood of Utah.  Ramsey died April 22nd 1903 in St Paul, Minnesota and is buried in the Oakland Cemetery there.

1 comment:

ashle glass said...

Inherent inside of a hotel in cheap flower girl dresses Buenos Aires, Argentina, Argentina tattooist Mariano Castiglione tattoo of a person. A resource claimed: "Beckham for tattoo like mad, he wished to generally be in his belly pattern he kept inquiring a good quality look in the the Robbie body tattoo, he felt a swallow tattoo nice, Luo also says that this ancient times seafarers swallow tattoo system tattoo, this can bridal wedding dress be an auspicious indication, indicating that they can efficiently unearth their way household, which developed Beckham come to feel non-pattern not Beckham also explained, the Spice Women will have to also like him to provide babes a shock. "perhaps for Becks conditions, with swallow tattoo to babes expression of trustworthy adore may be the most best suited, but, this yr, are babes men suits sale firmly stood his guiding him only by way of the storm of scandal, the Spice Women also bore him a few sons.