Philander P. Humphrey

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Philander P. Humphrey (February 26, 1823 – August 18, 1862) was an American physician and politician.

Born in Torrington, Connecticut, Humphrey was trained as a physician at Oberlin College. In 1852, Humphrey moved to Red Wing, Minnesota Territory. In 1857, Humphrey served in the Minnesota Territorial Council. On August 18, 1862, Humphrey, his wife, and two of their children were killed in the Battle of Lower Sioux Agency, where he was the physician for the Sioux Tribe.[1][2]


  1. ^ Philander P. Humphrey, Minnesota Legislators Past and Present
  2. ^ 'Minnesota State Historical Society Collections,' Minnesota Historical Society: 1915, Boyhood Remembrances of Life Among The Dakotas and The Massacre of 1862, John Ames Humphreys, pg. 337-348