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 William Gilpin

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William Gilpin Famous memorial

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
20 Jan 1894 (aged 80)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial
Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Plot
Section 9, Block 1
Memorial ID
12680 View Source

Colorado Territorial Governor. An 1836 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he served in the United States Army as a Major during the Mexican War. He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as the 1st Governor of the Colorado Territory, serving from 1861 to 1862. He later unsuccessfully ran for the office of Colorado Territorial Delegate to the United States Congress. In 1894 he was run over by a horse and carriage while walking the streets of Denver, and died as the result of his injuries. Gilpin County in Colorado was named in his honor. His older brother was Henry Dilworth Gilpin, United States Attorney General from 1840 to 1841.

Colorado Territorial Governor. An 1836 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he served in the United States Army as a Major during the Mexican War. He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as the 1st Governor of the Colorado Territory, serving from 1861 to 1862. He later unsuccessfully ran for the office of Colorado Territorial Delegate to the United States Congress. In 1894 he was run over by a horse and carriage while walking the streets of Denver, and died as the result of his injuries. Gilpin County in Colorado was named in his honor. His older brother was Henry Dilworth Gilpin, United States Attorney General from 1840 to 1841.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 22 Sep 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 12680
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12680/william-gilpin: accessed ), memorial page for William Gilpin (4 Oct 1813–20 Jan 1894), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12680, citing Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.