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Altgeld

[ awlt-geld ]
/ ˈɔlt gɛld /
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noun
John Peter, 1847–1902, U.S. politician, born in Germany: governor of Illinois 1892–96: made controversial decision to pardon those convicted in Haymarket Riot.
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How to use Altgeld in a sentence

  • The following letter was addressed to Mr. Pullman by Gov. Altgeld.

  • All of the latter were pardoned by Governor Altgeld when he assumed office.

    The Greater Republic|Charles Morris
  • On the 6th of July, Governor Altgeld ordered out the state militia which soon engaged in some sharp encounters with the strikers.

    The Cleveland Era|Henry Jones Ford
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