Alexander Campbell Botkin

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Alexander Campbell Botkin (October 13, 1842 – November 1, 1905) was a United States politician from Montana. Botkin was born on October 13, 1842 in Dane County, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelors and masters degree and received his law degree from Albany Law School.[1] He was in the newspaper business. In 1878, President Rutherford Hayes appointed him United States Marshal for the Montana Territory. In 1880, he was became paralyzed as a result of a storm, and remained paralyzed until his death; He still had his law practice and political career. In 1897, President William McKinley appointed Botkin to a commission on the United States criminal and penal code. He eventually came chairman of the commission dying in office in Washington, D.C.[2][3] In 1882, Botkin unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Congressional Delegate from Montana Territory. After Montana's admission into the Union, Botkin served as Lieutenant Governor from 1893 to 1897. Botkin would run for Governor in 1896, losing to Robert Burns Smith.

Botkin died on November 1, 1905. He was buried in Madison, Wisconsin, where his father Alexander Botkin had served as a member in both houses of the Wisconsin State Legislature.[4]

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