Montana Territory

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The Territory of Montana was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 26, 1864, until November 8, 1889, when it was admitted as the 41st state in the Union as the state of Montana.wikipedia
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The Territory of Montana was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 26, 1864, until November 8, 1889, when it was admitted as the 41st state in the Union as the state of Montana.
When Ashley presented a bill to establish a temporary government in 1864 for a new territory to be carved out of Idaho, he again chose Montana Territory.

Sidney Edgerton

This change was due in part to Congress unifying the area with the creation of Idaho Territory in 1863, coupled with the subsequent political maneuvering of Sidney Edgerton, soon to be the first Territorial Governor of Montana, and his allies in the Congress.
He had a successful career as a politician, and after his term ended in the Territory of Montana, Edgerton returned to Ohio.

Dakota Territory

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The areas east of the Continental Divide had been previously part of the Nebraska Territory and Dakota Territory and had been acquired by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase.
A small patch of land known as "Lost Dakota" existed as a remote exclave of Dakota Territory until it became part of Gallatin County, Montana Territory, in 1873.

Idaho Territory

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The Montana Territory was organized out of the existing Idaho Territory by Act of Congress and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26, 1864.
In 1864, the Montana Territory was organized from the northeastern section of the territory east of the Bitterroot Range.

John Schuyler Crosby

After leaving the Army, he served as United States Consul in Florence, Italy and as the fifth Governor of Montana Territory.

Samuel Thomas Hauser

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Samuel Thomas Hauser (January 10, 1833 – November 10, 1914) was an American industrialist and banker who was active in the development of Montana Territory.

James Mitchell Ashley

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After the war, he served as Governor of the Montana Territory and president of the Ann Arbor Railroad.

James Tufts

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James Tufts (September 19, 1829–August 18, 1884) was a United States politician and acting governor of Montana Territory in 1869.

38th United States Congress

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Addison Hiatt Sanders

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He became a Brevet Brigadier General before the war was over, and went on to become the Secretary of the Montana Territory.

Martin Maginnis

Martin Maginnis (October 27, 1841 – March 27, 1919) was a nineteenth-century politician, soldier, publisher, editor and miner from Minnesota and the Montana Territory.

James M. Cavanaugh

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James Michael Cavanaugh (July 4, 1823 – October 30, 1879) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota and a delegate from the Territory of Montana.

Timeline of pre-statehood Montana history

This area existed as Montana Territory from May 28, 1864, until November 8, 1889, when it was admitted to the Union as the State of Montana.

B. Platt Carpenter

In December 1884, he was appointed by President Chester A. Arthur as Governor of the Montana Territory, and on December 31, 1884, he left Poughkeepsie for Helena, Montana.

Benjamin F. Potts

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Three years later, he accepted an appointment from a fellow Ohio politician and former general, President Ulysses S. Grant, as the governor of the Montana Territory, but only after first refusing it because the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in the Ohio Legislature depended upon his vote, which would be lost if he vacated his seat.

John Coburn (politician)

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Coburn was appointed as the first secretary of the Territory of Montana in March 1865 but resigned at once.

Montana in the American Civil War

There was not even an organized territory using "Montana" until the Montana Territory was created on May 26, 1864, three years after the Battle of Fort Sumter.

Thomas Francis Meagher

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After the war, Meagher was appointed Secretary of the new Territory of Montana; soon after arriving there, he was designated Acting Governor.

Preston Leslie

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He urged the territorial legislature to enact fiscal reforms and improve facilities for the insane and the incarcerated, but he was no match for the political machinery in Montana Territory.

William H. Clagett

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He was elected a Republican from the Montana Territory to the United States House of Representatives in 1870, serving from 1871 to 1873, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1872.

Helena, Montana

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So many people came that the federal government created a new territory called Montana in May 1864.

Henry P. Torsey

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Torsey to the office of secretary of Montana Territory, but Torsey declined the nomination.

James E. Callaway

In 1871, President Ulysses Grant appointed Callaway Secretary for Montana Territory serving until 1877.

List of governors of Montana

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Prior to the creation of Montana Territory (1864–1889), numerous areas of what is now Montana were areas of Oregon Territory (1848–1859), Washington Territory (1853–1863), Idaho Territory (1863–1864), and Dakota Territory (1861–1864).