Alexander William Randall
Born in New York, attorney Alexander William Randall (1819-1872) moved to Wisconsin in 1840. A state delegate in 1846, he later served as governor from 1858 to 1862. Randall is best known for his efforts to eliminate fraud in the distribution of federal land grants and organizing Wisconsin troops for the Civil War. Disappointed at not receiving a military appointment, he resigned himself to being assistant postmaster general from 1862 to 1866. President Andrew Johnson later promoted him to postmaster. Randall later retired to New York and practiced law.

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