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Samuel Bigger

By Portrait by Jacob Cox (1841)


Born in Ohio in 1802, Bigger was living in Rushville, Indiana when he entered politics in the 1830s. As governor he failed to improve the state’s economic situation. Some of the internal improvement projects were taken over by private companies. One positive development was that work progressed on the Wabash and Erie Canal. After his term as governor, Bigger practiced law in Fort Wayne, where he died and was buried in 1846.Use of this image is restricted to IHS reference purposes only. IHS may not reproduce. Information is taken from the book "The Governors of Indiana," edited by Linda C. Gugin and James E. St.Clair, published by the Indiana Historical Society Press in cooperation with the Indiana Historical Bureau, State of Indiana.Destination Indiana - Governors of Indiana, 1801-1849 Journe

Topics: Governors; Politicians; Indiana--Politics and government; Governors--Indiana; Bigger, Samuel, 1802-1846; Indiana. Governor (1840-1843 : Bigger); Painting; Portrait paintings
Publisher: Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
Year: 1840
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