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Alexander Williams Randall
Birth: Oct. 31, 1819
Ames
Montgomery County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1872
Elmira
Chemung County
New York, USA

Wisconsin Governor. US Postmaster General. US Minister to Italy. An attorney in Waukesha, Randall was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 1855. He was Judge of the state circuit court from 1856 to 1857. In 1857 he was elected Governor, and he served until 1861. At the beginning of the Civil War he activated the 2nd Wisconsin Regiment, acting on his own because the legislature was not in session. At the end of his term Lincoln appointed him Minister to Italy. When he returned to the US in 1862 Randall was appointed Assistant Postmaster General. In July 1866 he joined President Johnson's cabinet as Postmaster General, serving until 1869. He opposed Johnson's impeachment and contributed to Johnson's defense fund. After leaving office Randall moved to Elmira, the home of his second wife, where he practiced law until his death. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary C Van Vechten Randall (____ - 1858)*
  Helen Thomas Ritner (1845 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Adaline Randall (1843 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Elmira
Chemung County
New York, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 36
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Aug 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15464263
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- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Jul. 26, 2014
Happy Birthday & Happy Halloween
- Tracey Reid
 Added: Oct. 31, 2013
May you rest in peace, sir. Thank you for your service to our country.
- joe redus
 Added: Jun. 1, 2012
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