Alexander Williams Randall

Alexander Williams Randall

Ames, Montgomery County, New York, USA
Death 26 Jul 1872 (aged 52)
Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Plot Section C, Lot 36
Memorial ID 15464263 · View Source
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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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