Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907

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Alger (1836-1907) served as U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1902-1907. He was a Republican. (Information from Senators of the U.S.). Scripps served as Michigan Senator from the Third District, 1903-1904. He was born in England in 1835 and came to the U.S. in 1844. Scripps worked as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune in 1857. After settling in Detroit in 1859, he managed the Detroit Tribune until 1863 when he founded the Detroit Evening News. In 1862, Scripps married Harriet J. Messinger. He was active in establishing the Detroit Museum of Art and served as a Park Commissioner and member of the Detroit Public Library Commission. Scripps was also a Republican. He died in 1906. (Information from Michigan biographies, v. 2, p. 271.) The Clarke Historical Library has several books by or about Scripps and Alger.

From the description of Correspondence, 1903. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 44891776

Michigan senator, 1902-1907.

From the description of Letter : Detroit, Mich., to J.M. Dalzell, Caldwell, Ohio, 1890 June 2. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496398

Governor of Michigan, 1855-1886; U.S. Secretary of War, 1887-1897; U.S. Senator, 1902-1907.

From the description of R. A. Alger papers, 1885-1886. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 79167017

Includes manuscript of Alger's book, The Spanish American War and papers on the Boer War.

Russell A. Alger was governor of Michigan, 1885-1887; U.S. Secretary of War, 1897-1899; and U.S. Senator, 1902-1907. He also engaged in the lumber industry.

Born in Lafayette, Ohio, Feb.27, 1836; began studying law in Akron, Ohio with Wolcott & Upson, 1857; removed to Grand Rapids, Mich., 1858 & began industrial work; entered military service & had part in 66 battles & skirmishes, 1861-65; brevet, Major General; settled in Detroit, 1866; republican representative in convention in Chicago, 1884; was presidential candidate, 1888 and 1892; Secretary of war, 1897-99; U.S. Senator, 1903-07; died in Washington, D C. Jan. 24,1907. (from Biog. Congr. directory; Burton, Hist. of Wayne Co., v.3, p.5, with portrait) (blue index cards)

From the description of Russell A. Alger papers, 1887-1900. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 50132592

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referencedIn Sligh Family Papers, 1842-1967 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907. Russell A. Alger papers, 1887-1900. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Junius E. Beal Papers, 1869-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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referencedIn William McKinley Papers, circa 1847-1935, (bulk 1897-1901) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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referencedIn Chase S. Osborn Papers, ca. 1870-1949, 1889-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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referencedIn Francis Willey Kelsey papers, 1891-1953 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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referencedIn William H. Withington Papers [microform], 1853-1909 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
Transvaal (South Africa)
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
Michigan
United States
United States
Subject
Reformatories
Lumber trade--History--19th century
Statesmen, American--Correspondence, reminiscences
Political science--20th century
Governor
Governors--Biography
Spanish--American War, 1898
Reformatories for women
Legislators
Prisons
Railroads
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Birth 1836-02-27

Death 1907-01-24

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