Alexander Ramsey

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(8 September, 1815 -- 22 April, 1903) Ramsey was an American lawyer and politician (serving in his time in legislature both Pennsylvania and Minnesota). Born in Harrisburg, Pa., Ramsey studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Ramsey was elected from Pennsylvania as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses and after moving to Minnesota was the territorial governor of Minnesota from 1849 to 1853, governor of Minnesota from 1860 to 1863, and was elected in 1863 as a Republican to the United States Senate, reelected in 1869, and served from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1875. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Minnesota Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Minnesota Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Minnesota Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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