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Russell A. Alger

Born: Feb 27, 1836

Death: Jan 24, 1907

Birthplace: Medina County

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Russell A. Alger

Date of Birth : Feb 27, 1836
Date of Death : Jan 24, 1907
Birth Place : Medina County

Russell Alexander Alger was the 20th Governor and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan and also U.S. Secretary of War during the Presidential administration of William McKinley. He was supposedly a distant relation of Horatio Alger; although Russell Alger lived his own "rags-to-riches" success tale, eventually becoming an army genneral, financier, lumber baron, railroad owner, and government official in several high offices.


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