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Alvin Peterson Hovey

Governor of Indiana , army officer , jurist

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