Ashley, James Mitchell, 1824-1896

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James M. Ashley was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 24, 1824, the son of John C. and Mary (Kirkpatrick) Ashley. When James was 2 the family moved to Portsmouth, Ohio, where his father was a circuit preacher. At age 16 James left home to work on an Ohio River steamboat. In 1849 he was admitted to the Ohio bar. He was an ardent abolitionist and served as a delegate to the 1856 Republican National Convention and was elected to Congress in 1858. In 1869 he was appointed Governor of Montana Territory but was removed, after serving less than a year, due to his outspoken criticisms of President Ulysses S. Grant. He died in 1896.

From the description of James M. Ashley papers, 1866-1869. (Montana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 646066015

Radical Republican Congressman and railroad executive of Toledo, Ohio.

From the description of Papers, 1884-1920. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13547436

Territorial governor of Montana.

James M. Ashley was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on 24 Nov. 1824, the son of John C. and Mary (Kirkpatrick) Ashley. When James Ashley was two the family moved to Portsmouth, Ohio, where his father was a circuit preacher. At age sixteen Ashley left home to work on an Ohio River steamboat. In 1849 he was admitted to the Ohio bar. He was an ardent abolitionist and served as a delegate to the 1856 Republican National Convention and was elected to Congress in 1858. In 1869 he was appointed governor of Montana Territory but was removed, after serving less than a year, due to his outspoken criticisms of Pres. Ulysses S. Grant. He died in 1896.

From the description of James M. Ashley papers, 1866-1869. (Montana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70961004

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referencedIn Latty, A. Sankey (Alexander Sankey). Papers, 1851-1890. Library of Congress
creatorOf Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. Papers 1825-1871. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn A. Sankey Latty Papers, 1851-1890 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Ambrose W. Thompson Papers, 1847-1960, (bulk 1860-1882) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Thompson, Ambrose W. Papers of Ambrose W. Thompson, 1847-1960 (bulk 1860-1882). Library of Congress
referencedIn Latty, A. Sankey (Alexander Sankey). Papers, 1851-1890. Library of Congress
creatorOf Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. Salmon P. Chase Papers [microform], 1825-1871. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Ashley, James Mitchell, 1824-1896. Papers, 1884-1920. University of Toledo, William S. Carlson Library
creatorOf Ashley, James Mitchell, 1824-1896. James M. Ashley papers, 1866-1869. Montana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1819-1889.. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Ashley, James Mitchell, 1824-1896. James M. Ashley papers, 1866-1869. Montana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Paine, Halbert Eleazar, 1826-1905. Letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Henry Stanbery, Attorney General, 1867 Feb. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Ashley, Charles S. person
associatedWith Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Latty, A. Sankey (Alexander Sankey) person
associatedWith Montana. Governor (1869-1870 : Ashley) corporateBody
associatedWith Montana. Legislative Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith Paine, Halbert Eleazar, 1826-1905. person
correspondedWith Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 person
associatedWith Thompson, Ambrose W. person
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Charlevoix (Mich.)
United States
Montana
Montana
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Governors--Montana
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Birth 1824-11-14

Death 1896-09-16

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