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When did Lewis become governor?

When did Lewis become governor?

1807
Jefferson asked Lewis to command an expedition to explore the land west of the Mississippi. With William Clark, Lewis led the journey to the Pacific Ocean and back between 1804 and 1806. In 1807, as reward for his hard work, he was appointed governor of the Louisiana Territory.

Was Lewis the governor?

[U.S.]—died Oct. 11, 1809, near Nashville, Tenn., U.S.), American explorer, who with William Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the uncharted American interior to the Pacific Northwest in 1804–06. He later served as governor of Upper Louisiana Territory.

Who appointed the land purchased from France in 1803?

Lewis
When Jefferson assumed the presidency in 1801, he selected Lewis as his private secretary. Two years later, Jefferson appointed Lewis to lead an exploration of the Louisiana Purchase—the vast territory that the U.S. acquired from France in 1803.

When did Lewis become governor of Louisiana Territory?

Governor: In 1806, Jefferson appointed Lewis governor of the Louisiana Territory. Taking up his post nearly two years later, Lewis faced challenges almost immediately. Personality conflicts, political differences, and questions about the appropriation of government funds all contributed to his difficulties.

When did Lewis and Clark become governor of Missouri?

Ironically, Clark left quite a different impression with a majority of voters in the new State of Missouri, when he sought election to the office of governor in 1820.

Who was the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

Meriwether Lewis. Meriwether Lewis, (born Aug. 18, 1774, near Charlottesville, Va. [U.S.]—died Oct. 11, 1809, near Nashville, Tenn., U.S.), American explorer, who with William Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the uncharted American interior to the Pacific Northwest in 1804–06.

How old was Captain Lewis when he returned to St Louis?

Captain Lewis was three months shy of his 30th birthday. After two years, four months, and ten days, the Corps of Discovery returned triumphantly to St. Louis on September 23, 1806. He was thirty-two years old.