World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Alvin Saunders

Article Id: WHEBN0003667944
Reproduction Date:

Title: Alvin Saunders  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Herndon House, John Milton Thayer, Charles F. Manderson, United States congressional delegations from Nebraska, List of Governors of Nebraska Territory
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Alvin Saunders

Alvin Saunders
10th Governor of Nebraska Territory
In office
May 15, 1861 – February 21, 1867
Preceded by Algernon S. Paddock
Succeeded by David Butler (as Governor of the State of Nebraska)
United States Senator
from Nebraska
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1883
Preceded by Phineas Hitchcock
Succeeded by Charles F. Manderson
Personal details
Born (1817-07-12)July 12, 1817
Fleming County, Kentucky
Died November 1, 1899(1899-11-01) (aged 82)
Omaha, Nebraska
Political party Republican

Alvin Saunders (July 12, 1817 – November 1, 1899) was a U.S. Senator from Nebraska, in the United States, as well as the final and longest serving governor of the Nebraska Territory, a tenure he served during most of the American Civil War.

Education

Saunders was born in Fleming County, Kentucky. He attended the common schools and pursued an academic course; he moved with his father to Illinois in 1829 and then to Mount Pleasant, Iowa (then a part of Wisconsin Territory) in 1836.

Political career

He was the postmaster of Mount Pleasant for seven years. Saunders studied law but never entered into practice; instead, he engaged in mercantile pursuits and banking. He was a delegate to the Iowa State constitutional convention in 1846 and was a member of the Union Pacific Railroad Company.

He served as the last Governor of Nebraska Territory from 1861 to 1867. He was a delegate to the 1868 Republican National Convention. Saunders was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served a single term from March 4, 1877, to March 4, 1883; chairman of the Committee on Territories (Forty-seventh Congress). He died in Omaha on November 1, 1899; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Family

Saunders

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.