Alexander G. McNuttAlexander Gallatin McNutt
- October 22
) was a Mississippi
politican that served two consecutive 2-year terms (1838
) as that state's governor, having previously served as a state senator (1835
). Gov. McNutt signed bonds that were sold by the newly state-established Union Bank of Mississippi to raise capital. In 1841, the state decided not to repay the bonds due to the high interest rates, which led to a nearly century and a half dispute with investors and their heirs that continues to the present day.