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Altgeld, John Peter

Born: 1847 AD
Died: 1902 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician

1847 – John Peter Altgeld was born in the German village of Nieder Selters on the 30th of December.

1850 – He was the first Democratic governor of Illinois.

1872 – He was admitted to the bar.

1874 – He served as city attorney of Savannah, Missouri and was elected as county prosecutor.

1877 – He married to Emma Ford in Richland, Ohio.

1884 – He made an unsuccessful bid for Congress.

1886-1891 – He was elected to a Cook County Superior Court judgeship and served on the bench.

1891 – He resigned his judgeship to concentrate on his real estate and construction ventures.

1893 – He was propelled onto the national scene pardoning the three living Haymarket bombers on the  26th of.

1893-1897 – He served as the governor of the U.S. State of Illinois. He was defeated for the re-election by John R. Tanner. He was the head of the largest pro-silver contingent at the Democratic National Convention.

1899 – He ran for Mayor of Chicago as the candidate of the Municipal Ownership Party.

1902 – He died of cerebral hemorrhage on the 12th of March.