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Governor Joseph Maull Carey

 
 
Governor Joseph Maull Carey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
1. Governor Joseph Maull Carey Marker
Inscription. Born in Milton on January 19, 1845, he was the son of merchant Robert H. Carey and his wife, Susan. Educated in local schools, he later attended Union College and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. An active supporter of the Republican Party, Carey was appointed by President Grant as the first U. S. Attorney for the newly-created Territory of Wyoming in 1869. He later served as Associate Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court and Mayor of Cheyenne. In 1884 he was elected as Wyoming’s Delegate to Congress. A strong proponent of statehood, Carey introduced legislation resulting in Wyoming’s admission as the 44th state in 1890. His defense of a provision of the state’s constitution extending voting rights regardless of gender resulted in Wyoming’s entry into the Union as the first state to grant full women’s suffrage. In recognition of his efforts Carey was elected as one of Wyoming’s first members of the United States Senate. He served as Governor of the state from 1911 to 1915. A successful cattlemen, he was a noted advocate for growth and economic prosperity in the West. Joseph Maull Carey was interred at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne following his death on February 5, 1924.
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-207.)
 
Location.
Governor Joseph Maull Carey of Wyoming image. Click for full size.
Wyoming State Archives
2. Governor Joseph Maull Carey of Wyoming
38° 46.581′ N, 75° 18.654′ W. Marker is in Milton, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Federal Street (Delaware Route 5) near Coulter Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milton DE 19968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor James Ponder (within shouting distance of this marker); Goshen Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Milton Fire Department, Inc. (about 500 feet away); Golden Rule Lodge #17, I.O.O.F. (about 700 feet away); Goshen United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Governor Joseph Maull (about 700 feet away); Milton Public Library (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Milton.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Maull Carey, Wikipedia entry. In 1912, he abandoned his Republican party and was one of the organizers of the Progressive Party which sought to re-elect Theodore Roosevelt. He also served as the vice president of the Federal Land Bank and a member of the board of trustees of the University of Wyoming at Laramie. (Submitted on November 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Governor Joseph Maull Carey Marker, looking south along Federal Street (DE 5) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
3. Governor Joseph Maull Carey Marker, looking south along Federal Street (DE 5)
Governor Joseph Maull Carey Marker seen along Governor's Walk image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
4. Governor Joseph Maull Carey Marker seen along Governor's Walk
Governor Joseph Maull Carey (lower right) mentioned on Governor's Walk Tribute image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
5. Governor Joseph Maull Carey (lower right) mentioned on Governor's Walk Tribute
Governor's Walk
This ribbon of green connects Wagamans Pond and Milton Memorial Park. The five Milton men who became leaders of state.
Samuel Paynter       Joseph Maull       James Ponder
  1768-1845                 1781-1846                 1819-1897
Gov. Of Delaware    Gov. Of Delaware    Gov. Of Delaware

David Hazzard           Joseph Carey
   1781-1864                  1845-1924
Gov. Of Delaware    Gov. Of Wyoming
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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