Matthew B. Gilmore
First 3 commissioners:
William Dennison 7/1/1874 to 7/1/1878
Henry T. Blow 7/1/1874 to 12/31/1874
John H. Ketcham 7/3/1874 to 6/30/1877
However, President Grant had initially proposed Governor Alexander Shepherd as one of the District Commissioners. This was not approved.
The outgoing legislators had been a bit friskily jocular and had removed the furniture from the legislature.
Delegates removed furniture and feather duster
The Star, at least, was not amused with the prank.
June 23 Evening Star