John Peter Altgeld

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General Information

Name: John Peter Altgeld

Pen Name: None


Born: 1847 in Westerwald, Germany

Died: 1902 in Joliet, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Altgeld was governor of Illinois from 1893-1897.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Peter Altgeld moved to Chicago where he founded a prosperous law firm that employed such rising stars as Clarence Darrow.

He became the 20th Governor of the state of Illinois from 1893 until 1897. He was a leading figure of the Progressive movement, Altgeld improved workplace safety and child labor laws, and rejected calls in 1894 to break up the Pullman strike with force.

Published Works

Gov. John P. Altgeld's Pardon of the Anarchists and His Masterly Review of the Haymarket Riot, Nabu Press , reprinted 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Live questions: including Our penal machinery and its victims., Gale, Donohue & Henneberry, 1890, reprinted 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, & 2015

The Chicago Martyrs: The Famous Speeches Of The Eight Anarchists In Judge Gary's Court, October 7-9, 1886 (1899), Kessinger Publishing, LLC , reprinted 2009 & 2010

Live questions VI, 1899, reprinted 2010

Live questions VII, 1899, reprinted 2010

Oratory; its requirements and its rewards, 1901, reprinted 2010, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Oratory, The Public, 1901, reprinted 2012

The Cost of Something for Nothing , Chicago Hammersmark, 1904, reprinted 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016

Reason for Pardoning Fielden, Neebe and Schwab... reprinted 2010, 2011, 2013 & 2016

Hints on public speaking , Haldeman-Julius Co , 1923

How to be an orator , Haldeman-Julius Co , 1922

Mind and Spirit of John Peter Altgeld: Selected Writings and Addresses , Ayer Co Pub, 1960

The Autobiography Of Mother Jones , Charles H Kerr, 1996

Titles at Your Library

Live Questions: including Our Penal Machinery and its Victims - Scholar's Choice Edition

ISBN: 1296419959
Release Date: 2015-02-20

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Live Questions V1 (1899)

ISBN: 1164135120
Release Date: 2010-09-10

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Live Questions V2 (1899)

ISBN: 1164136720
Release Date: 2010-09-10

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The Autobiography Of Mother Jones (First Person Series)

ISBN: 0882861670
Release Date: 1996-01-01

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Literary Awards

External Links

John Peter Altgeld on WorldCat


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