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Alonzo Jay Edgerton

In office
March 12, 1881 to October 30, 1881
Preceded by William Windom
Succeeded by William Windom

Born June 7, 1827(1827-06-07)
Died August 9, 1896 (aged 69)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Political party Republican
Alma mater Wesleyan University
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Rank brevet Brigadier General
Unit 10th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War

Alonzo Jay Edgerton (June 7, 1827 – August 9, 1896) was an American politician, who graduated from Wesleyan University in 1850, and there became a member of the Mystical Seven. He was appointed U.S. Senator from Minnesota as a Republican, and served from March 12, 1881 to October 30, 1881 in the 47th congress. He was later appointed chief justice of the Territorial Supreme Court of Dakota. When South Dakota was admitted as a State into the Union, he was made United States judge of that district. He also served as president of the constitutional convention of South Dakota. He died in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
William Windom
United States Senator (Class 2) from Minnesota
Served alongside: Samuel J. R. McMillan
Succeeded by
William Windom


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