Details about 1868 INDIANA UNIVERSITY, True Manhood, Conrad Baker, GovernorSee original listing
06 Jun, 2012 07:39:43 AEST
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Upstate NY, United States
|Binding:||Softcover, Wraps||Year Printed:||1868|
An Address delivered before the Trustees Faculty and Students,
Indiana State University,
By Conrad Baker.
June 30th, 1868.
Indianapolis, Indiana: Douglass & Conner, Printers. 1868
There is a long article on Conrad Baker at Wikipedia. We copy the introduction here:
Conrad Baker (February 12, 1817 – April 28, 1885) was a state representative, 15th Lieutenant Governor, and the 15th Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from 1867 to 1873. Baker had served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, rising to the rank of colonel but resigned following his election as lieutenant governor, during which time he played an important role in overseeing the formation and training of states levies. He served as acting-governor for five months during the illness of Governor Oliver Morton, and was elevated to Governor following Morton's resignation from office. During Baker's full term as governor, he focused primitively on the creation and improvement of institutions to help veterans and their families that had been disaffected by the war. He also championed the post-war federal constitutional amendments, and was able to successfully advocate their acceptance.
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