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Alvin Peterson Hovey

Alvin Peterson Hovey, governor of Indiana, jurist, army officer. member Indiana Constitutional Convention 1850; member Indiana Supreme Court, 1854-1856; member United States House of Representatives from Indiana, 50th Congress, 1887-1889.

Background

  • Hovey, Alvin Peterson was born on September 6, 1821 in near Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States. Son of Abiel and Frances (Peterson) Hovey.

  • Career

    • President Democratic State Convention, 1855. General United States Volunteers, 1864, in command Dist. Minister to Peru, 1865-1870.

    Membership

    Member Indiana Constitutional Convention 1850. Member Indiana Supreme Court, 1854-1856. Member United States House of Representatives from Indiana, 50th Congress, 1887-1889.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ann James November 24, 1844. Married second, Rosa Smith, 1863.
    • father: Abiel Hovey
    • mother: Frances (Peterson) Hovey
    • spouses: Mary Ann James November 24
    • Rosa Smith
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    Born September 6, 1821
    Died November 23, 1891
    (aged 70)
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