Alexander Cameron Hunt
|Alexander Cameron Hunt|
|4th Governor of the Territory of Colorado|
|Preceded by||Alexander Cummings|
|Succeeded by||Edward M. McCook|
December 23, 1825|
New York, New York
May 14, 1894 (aged 71)|
Alexander Cameron Hunt was born in New York, New York on January 12, 1825. Soon after his birth his family moved to Freeport, Illinois where he grew up and later served as mayor. Hunt traveled to California in 1850 to join the California Gold Rush and to the Pike's Peak Country in 1858 to join the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Hunt was chosen as the Judge of the Vigilante Committee of the Jefferson Territory. In 1861, Hunt was appointed U.S. Marshal for the new Territory of Colorado.
U.S. President Andrew Johnson appointed Hunt as the new Governor of the Territory of Colorado on April 24, 1867. Hunt served as the Territorial Governor until June 14, 1869 when new President Ulysses S. Grant appointed his friend Edward Moody McCook to replace him.
- History of Colorado
- Law and Government of Colorado
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- Territory of Colorado
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