Alvin Peterson Hovey portrait
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- circa 1889-1891
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When the U.S. Civil War began, he was commissioned by Governor Morton as colonel of the 24th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. He served throughout the war, receiving promotions to brigadier general of Volunteers and brevetted major general of Volunteers. Following the war, he became U.S. Minister to Peru and held that post until his resignation in 1870. He returned to Indianapolis to resume his law practice. Hovey served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1887 to 1889. He resigned from Congress after being elected governor of Indiana. He died in office on November 23, 1891, in Indianapolis.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. Accessed February 2, 2006. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000833.
Indiana Supreme Court Justice Biographies: Justice Alvin Peterson Hovey. Indiana Supreme Court. Accessed February 2, 2006. http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/justice-bios/hovey.html.
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