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Samuel Rinnah Van Sant

Samuel Rinnah Van Sant

In office
January 7, 1901 – January 4, 1905
Lieutenant Lyndon Ambrose Smith

Ray W. Jones

Preceded by John Lind
Succeeded by John Albert Johnson

In office
1895 – 1897
Preceded by William E. Lee
Succeeded by John D. Jones

Born May 11, 1844(1844-05-11)
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Died October 3, 1936 (aged 92)
Attica, Indiana, United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ruth Hall
Profession Riverboat captain and boat owner - logging transportation
Religion Methodist

Samuel Van Sant (May 11, 1844 – October 3, 1936) was an American politician.

Born in Rock Island, Illinois, he served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from January 1893 to January 1897 and served as Speaker of the House. Van Sant served as the 15th Governor of Minnesota from January 7, 1901 to January 4, 1905, the first to serve a four-year term. He was a member of the Republican party.

He was a proud Civil War veteran with service in the [9th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry], and was commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic for a year, 1909–1910. He was known to his friends as "Captain Sam." He died in 1936 aged 92 in Attica, Indiana.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Lind
15th Governor of Minnesota
1901 – 1905
Succeeded by
John Albert Johnson
Preceded by
William E. Lee
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
1895 – 1897
Succeeded by
John D. Jones







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