Chris Madsen

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Birthday
25, 1851
Birthplace
Denmark
Death Date
Jan 9, 1944 (92)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1851
Birthplace
Denmark
Death Date
Jan 9, 1944 (92)

About

Remembered as one of the "Three Guardsmen" of the American Old West, he was responsible for apprehending such infamous outlaws as George "Red Buck" Waightman and Dan "Dynamite Dick" Clifton.

Before Fame

Before becoming a famous crime fighter, he pursued a life of crime himself, ultimately abandoning his practices of forgery and fraud to serve in the United States Army's Fifth Cavalry.

Trivia

Prior to his appointment as United States Marshall for the Oklahoma region, Madsen fought in the Spanish-American War.

Family Life

Born Christen Madsen Rormose in Funen, Denmark, he relocated to the United States in his twenties.

Associated With

In the early 1800s, Madsen served as U.S. President Chester A. Arthur's Yellowstone National Park guide.