Albert McIntire

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Albert Wills McIntire
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9th Governor of Colorado
In office
January 8, 1895 – January 12, 1897
Lieutenant Jared L. Brush
Preceded by Davis H. Waite
Succeeded by Alva Adams
Personal details
Born January 15, 1853
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died January 31, 1935(1935-01-31) (aged 82)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Political party Republican

Albert Wills McIntire (January 15, 1853 – January 31, 1935) was an American Republican politician. He was the ninth Governor of Colorado from 1895 to 1897. In 1896 Governor McIntire sent the Colorado National Guard to Leadville due to violence at the Coronado Mine during a strike by the Western Federation of Miners.

Early in 1896, McIntire rejected a last-minute insanity defense appeal of the Park County rancher Benjamin Ratcliff, who murdered three members of his local school board with whom he had quarreled over the education of this three children. After McIntire refused to intervene, Ratcliff was hanged at the Colorado State Penitentiary at Cañon City. He claimed that he had committed the murders to uphold the honorable reputation of his family.[1]


  1. ^ Laura King Van Dusen, "Benjamin Ratcliff: Park County Pioneer, Civil War Veteran, Triple Murderer; What Happened and Why", Historic Tales from Park County: Parked in the Past (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2013), ISBN 978-1-62619-161-7, pp. 127-134.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Davis Hanson Waite
Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Alva Adams