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Meaning of Altgeld

Alt•geld

Pronunciation: (ôlt'geld), [key]
— n.
  1. 1847–1902, U.S. politician, born in Germany: governor of Illinois 1892–96: made controversial decision to pardon those convicted in Haymarket Riot.
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