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Alfred Cumming

Born: Sep 4, 1802

Death: Oct 9, 1873

Birthplace: Augusta

Nationality: United States

Alfred Cumming

Date of Birth : Sep 4, 1802
Date of Death : Oct 9, 1873
Birth Place : Augusta

Alfred Cumming was appointed governor of the Utah Territory in 1858 replacing Brigham Young following the Utah War, when President James Buchanan wanted a non-Mormon governor. He was born in Augusta, Georgia. Cumming also served as mayor of Augusta, Georgia, sutler to Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War and at Jefferson Barracks in Missouri, and superintendent of the Upper Missouri Indian Superintendency Cumming was a Democrat and was appointed by President Buchanan. He served as governor until 1861 and returned to Washington, D.C. His wife Elizabeth died in 1867. He was the brother of Henry Harford Cumming, and the uncle of his son, brigadier general Alfred Cumming.

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