- 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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The following letter was addressed to Mr. Pullman by Gov. Altgeld.The Pullman Boycott
W. F. Burns
All of the latter were pardoned by Governor Altgeld when he assumed office.The Greater Republic
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