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 Louis Kossuth Church

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Louis Kossuth Church

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 25 Nov 1897 (aged 50)
Juneau, Juneau Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Plot Block 3, Lot 81
Memorial ID 6882789 View Source
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Dakota Territory Governor. He was admitted to the bar in the late 1860s, commenced practicing law and in 1874, served on the court of Judge N. B. Moore in New York City. A popular litigator, he himself was appointed judge and elected to the New York Legislature 1882. Because of Church's good reputation as a judge, President Cleveland appointed him Chief Justice of the Dakota Territorial Supreme Court in 1885. He served in post until February 21, 1887, when President Cleveland appointed him Governor of Dakota Territory. Church became very unpopular as Governor because of his opposition to separate statehood and thus he resigned as Governor on March 9, 1889. After leaving office, he returned to practicing law in Seattle, Washington and During a trip to Alaska, died from complications of pneumonia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6882789
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6882789/louis-kossuth-church : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Kossuth Church (11 Dec 1846–25 Nov 1897), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6882789, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .