Alexander Ramsey (1815-1903)

Alexander Ramsey was a Republican politician and lawyer from Minnesota. He was originally from Pennsylvania and served as that state's U.S. representative (1843-47). After moving to Minnesota and becoming involved with local politics, he became the first governor of the territory of Minnesota (1849-53). After Minnesota became a state, he again served as governor (1860-63) and as U.S. senator (1863-75). Ramsey was appointed to be U.S. secretary of war during President Rutherford B. Hayes' administration (1879-81).

Date:
1862 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES20042
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1025px
Width:
673px
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