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Altgeld

[awlt-geld] /ˈɔlt gɛld/
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1.
John Peter, 1847–1902, U.S. politician, born in Germany: governor of Illinois 1892–96: made controversial decision to pardon those convicted in Haymarket Riot.
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  • The following letter was addressed to Mr. Pullman by Gov. Altgeld.

    The Pullman Boycott W. F. Burns
  • All of the latter were pardoned by Governor Altgeld when he assumed office.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • On the 6th of July, Governor Altgeld ordered out the state militia which soon engaged in some sharp encounters with the strikers.

    The Cleveland Era Henry Jones Ford

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