Richardson, W. A. (William Alexander), 1811-1875

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Born in Kentucky and came to Rushville, Illinois in 1831 as a lawyer, served as U.S. senator, and was the Democrat Party nominee for governor in the 1856 election, lost and returned to the senate.

From the description of Letters, 1837, 1848, 1850. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54025454

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referencedIn Autograph album: Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet, and senators, 1864 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Richardson, Cornelia H., d. 1864. Letter, Dec. 17, 1847. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Erwin, Lewis Dubois, 1815-1914. Papers, 1847-1867. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Richardson, W. A. (William Alexander), 1811-1875. Letters, 1837, 1848, 1850. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Edmunds, George, Jr. Letter : Quincy, Ill., to C[aleb] Cushing, [18]54 July 26. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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associatedWith Baker, W. H., compiler. person
associatedWith Edmunds, George, Jr. person
associatedWith Erwin, Lewis Dubois, 1815-1914. person
associatedWith Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. person
associatedWith Pruyne, Peter. person
associatedWith Richardson, Cornelia H., d. 1864. person
associatedWith Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Interior. corporateBody
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Birth 1811-01-16

Death 1875-12-27



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