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John Long Routt

governor

John Long Routt, American governor.

Background

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.

Connections

father:
Daniel Routt. Routt