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Alexander Ramsey
Birth: Sep. 8, 1815
Hummelstown
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1903
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

US Congressman, Minnesota Governor, US Senator, Presidential Cabinet Member. Born in Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania, he attended Lafayette College, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced to practice in Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania. He was secretary to the electoral college of Pennsylvania in 1840, clerk of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1841 and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses, serving (1843-47). He declined renomination, when appointed the 1st Territorial Governor of Minnesota, serving (1849-53), was Mayor of St. Paul Minnesota, in 1855 and was elected the 2nd Governor of Minnesota, serving (1860-63). In 1863, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served until 1875. President Rutherford Hayes appointed him Secretary of War in 1879, he served until 1881 and later was the president of the Minnesota Historical Society, (1891-1903). He died at age 87 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Children:
  Alexander Jenks Ramsey (1846 - 1850)*
  William Henry Ramsey (1850 - 1851)*
  Marion Ramsey Furness (1853 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Block 15, Lot 1
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 1999
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Alexander Ramsey was born near Harrisburgh, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Sept 8, 1815. The Ramseys were of Scotch ancestry, and his mother, Elizabeth Kelker, was of German descent. While a youth he lived with his uncle, attending school, clerking in a st...(Read more)
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 Added: Sep. 7, 2013
110 years ago today
- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 22, 2013
Companion (3rd Class) #03887 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Sep. 25, 2012
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