Alfred Cumming (governor)

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Alfred Cumming

Alfred Cumming (September 4, 1802 – October 9, 1873) was appointed governor of the Utah territory in 1858 replacing Brigham Young following the Utah War. He was born in Augusta, Georgia.

Cumming also served as: mayor of Augusta, Georgia, sutler to Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War and at Jefferson Barracks in Missouri, and superintendent of the Upper Missouri Indian Superintendency

Cumming was a Democrat and was appointed by President James Buchanan. He served as governor until 1861 and returned to Washington, DC. His wife Elizabeth died in 1867. He was the brother of Henry Harford Cumming, and the uncle of his son, brigadier general Alfred Cumming.[1][2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Brigham Young
Governor of Utah Territory
Succeeded by
John W. Dawson