Louis Kossuth Church Papers, 1886-1892
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 00/00/1951
Subjects: Dakota Territory
"Louis Kossuth Church was the first Democratic governor of Dakota Territory. His political career began in 1882, in the New York state legislature, where he and Republican Theodore Roosevelt became friends and allies. Together these two young legislators helped then New York Governor Grover Cleveland defeat the forces of Tammany Hall.
When Cleveland became president, he remembered Church's political assistance. He appointed Church judge of the Third District of Dakota Territory in 1885. Two years later, he appointed Church governor of Dakota Territory. Church remained in office until Cleveland was succeeded by Harrison as president."
Source: State Historical Society of North Dakota, https://www.history.nd.gov/exhibits/governors/tgovernors9.html
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Clarissa (Church) Dillon, Oakland, California
Acquisition Method: Donation
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Louis Kossuth Church Papers. OGLMC 72, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in November 2019.
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