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Alvin Saunders Edit Profile

senator , territorial governor

Alvin Saunders, American senator, territorial governor. member Iowa Senate, 1854-1861; member 1st Iowa Republican Convention, Iowa City, 1856; member Republican National Convention, 1860, 68; member Nebraska Board Education, 1874; member United States Senate from Nebraska, 1877-1883.

Background

Saunders, Alvin was born on July 12, 1817 in near Flemingsburg, Kentucky, United States. Son of Gunnell and Mary (Maury) Saunders.

Career

Delegate Ia.

Membership

Member Iowa Senate, 1854-1861. Member 1st Iowa Republican Convention, Iowa City, 1856. Member Republican National Convention, 1860, 68.

Member Nebraska Board Education, 1874. Member United States Senate from Nebraska, 1877-1883.

Connections

Married Marthena Barlow, March 11, 1856, 2 children.

father:
Gunnell Saunders

mother:
Mary (Maury) Saunders

spouse:
Marthena Barlow