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Alexander Caldwell

Politician. Republican. Born: 1830, Drakes Ferry, Pennsylvania. Died:  May 19, 1917. Served in U.S. Senate: March 4, 1871, to March 24, 1873.

Born at Drakes Ferry, Pennsylvania, in 1830, Alexander Caldwell was brought to Leavenworth in 1861 by the freighting business. He was later involved in manufacturing and banking. Caldwell resigned from office under a cloud of corruption in 1873 and pursued his business interests in Leavenworth and Kansas City until his death on May 19, 1917.

Entry: Caldwell, Alexander

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: May 2012

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