Russell Alger

Russell Alexander Alger (1836 - 1907)

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General Russell Alexander Alger
Born in Lafayette, Medina, Ohio, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Kent County, Michigan, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
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Preceded by
39th Secretary
Daniel S. Lamont

Preceded by
19th Governor

Josiah Begole

Preceded by
James McMillan
Russell A. Alger
40th United States
Secretary of War
US War Office

20th Governor
of Michigan

US Senator (Class 2)
from Michigan
Seal of the US Senate
Succeeded by
41st Secretary
Elihu Root

Succeeded by
21st Governor

Cyrus G. Luce

Succeeded by
William Alden Smith


  • Enlisted as a Captain in the Union Army, 2 Oct 1861. Wounded. POW.


  • Alger County, Michigan is named in Gov. Alger's honor.


  1. Died in office, vacant January 24, 1907 – February 9, 1907 when successor elected.

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