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Andrew Reeder

(1807 - 1864)

  • In 1854 became first governor of Kansas Territory
  • Identified with free-state cause
  • Facing indictment for high treason issued by a proslave grand jury, he fled territory disguised as a woodchopper
  • Practiced law in Pennsylvania, active in Republican Party politics

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