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John Long Routt

John Long Routt, American governor.


  • Routt, John Long was born on April 25, 1826 in Eddyville. Son of Daniel Routt.

  • Education

    • Went to Illinois in childhood. Educated district schools Sheriff McLean Company, Illinois, 1860-1862. Served, 1861-1865, as captain Company E, 94th Illinois Vols.

      In business, Bloomington, Illinois, 1865. Treasurer McLean Company, 1865-1869. United States marshal, Southern District Illinois, 1869-1871.

      2d assistant postmaster general United States, 1871-1875. Appointed governor of Colorado Ty. by President Grant, 1875-1876. Elected 1st governor of state, 1876.

      Mayor of Denver, 1883-1885. Again governor, 1890-1892.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • father: Daniel Routt. Routt
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    Born April 25, 1826
    Died 1907
    (aged 80)