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John Peter Altgeld
Birth: Dec. 30, 1847
Selters
Westerwaldkreis
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Mar. 12, 1902
Joliet
Will County
Illinois, USA

23rd Illinois Governor. Born in Selters, Germany (then part of the Electorate of Hesse), he served in the Union Army during the Civil War, being mustered in as a Private in Company C, 163rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 12, 1864, and being mustered out on October 10, 1864. He served as Governor of Illinois from 1893 to 1897. During his term in office he pardoned the so-called "Haymarket" rioters after celebrated lawyer Clarence Darrow had petitioned him to do so. He also took a stand against President Grover Cleveland's sending federal troops to Chicago, Illinois during the Pullman Strike of 1894. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Peter Altgeld (1818 - 1890)
  Mary Katharina Lehnhart Altgeld (1822 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Ford Altgeld (1847 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Peter Altgeld (1847 - 1902)
  William Altgeld (1850 - 1880)*
  Mary Altgeld Frederick (1857 - 1899)*
  Amelia Altgeld Sell (1858 - 1917)*
  Lewis Altgeld (1862 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lakeside Section, Lot 295
 
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Record added: Sep 19, 1999
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