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.
Hovey, Alvin Peterson was born on September 6, 1821 in near Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States. Son of Abiel and Frances (Peterson) Hovey.
President Democratic State Convention, 1855. General United States Volunteers, 1864, in command Dist. Minister to Peru, 1865-1870.
Member Indiana Constitutional Convention 1850. Member Indiana Supreme Court, 1854-1856. Member United States House of Representatives from Indiana, 50th Congress, 1887-1889.
Married Mary Ann James November 24, 1844. Married second, Rosa Smith, 1863.