|8th Governor of Washington Territory|
|Preceded by||Marshall F. Moore|
|Succeeded by||Edward S. Salomon|
|Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington Territory's at-large district|
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
|Preceded by||Arthur Armstrong Denny|
|Succeeded by||Selucius Garfielde|
|Born||August 2, 1825
Hopkinton, New Hampshire
|Died||March 14, 1894
Alvan Flanders (August 2, 1825 – March 14, 1894) was a Delegate from the Territory of Washington.
Born in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, Flanders attended the public schools in New Hampshire, and learned the machinist trade in Boston. He married Nancy Acorn on June 14, 1848. Later he married Elizabeth M. Smith on December 7, 1855. He had one son, Eddie.
Flanders moved to Humboldt County, California, in 1851, and there engaged in the lumber business until 1858. He moved to San Francisco. He was one of the founders and proprietors of the "San Francisco Daily Times". He served as member of the California State Assembly in 1861. He was an officer of the United States branch mint in 1861.
Flanders was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1868. He was appointed by President Grant as Governor of the Territory of Washington on April 5, 1869, and served until 1870. He returned to San Francisco, at the expiration of his term.
Flanders died in San Francisco on March 14, 1894. He was interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery which no longer exists, and his re-interment location is unknown. He was related to the political Flanders family of Vermont. He was cousin to; Francis Durrell Flanders, Benjamin Franklin Flanders, and Ralph Edward Flanders.
- Meany, Edmond S (1915). Governors of Washington : territorial and state. University of Washington,.Available online through the Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection
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