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Ebon Clark Ingersoll, US Congress (1831 - 1879)

US Congressman. Elected to represent Illinois' 5th District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1864 to 1871. He also served as a Member of the Illinois State Legislature. ...

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Vespasian Warner, US Congress (1842 - 1925)

US Congressman. During the Civil War, he served in Company E, 12th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was brevetted a Major in 1865. After the war, he studied law, was admitted to the bar an...

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John Wentworth, US Congress MP (1815 - 1888)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "..."Long" John Wentworth (March 5, 1815 – October 16, 1888) was the editor of the Chicago Democrat, a two-term mayor of Chicago, and a six-term member of the U...

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Scott Wike, US Congress (1834 - 1901)

Scott Wike (April 6, 1834 - January 15, 1901) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. Born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Wike moved with his parents to Quincy, Illinois, in 1838 and to Pike County i...

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John Henry, US Congress (1800 - 1882)

Henry was a member of the Illinois State Legislature & a U.S. Representative from Illinois 1847.

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Brig. General James Shields (USA), U.S. Senator (1810 - 1879)

James Shields (May 10, 1810 – June 1, 1879) was an American politician and United States Army officer who was born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland. Shields, a Democrat, is the only person i...

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Adlai E. Stevenson, 23rd V. P. of the US MP (1835 - 1914)

Adlai Ewing Stevenson of Bloomington, Illinois was elected as Vice President of the United States to serve with President Grover Cleveland during Cleveland's second nonconsecutive term from 1893 to 1...

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Gen. John F. Farnsworth (USA) US Congress (1820 - 1897)

John Franklin Farnsworth (March 27, 1820 – July 14, 1897) was a seven-term U.S. Representative from Illinois and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Biography Farnsw...

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Gen. Thomas J. Henderson, US Congress (1824 - 1911)

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced law practice in Toulon, Illinois. From 1855 to 1856, he was a member of the State House of R...

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Capt. Adam W. Snyder, US Congress (1799 - 1842)

Adam Wilson Snyder (October 6, 1799 - May 14, 1842) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois as well as a member of the Illinois militia during the Black Hawk War. Adam W. Snyder was born in Connell...

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William M. Springer, US Congress (1836 - 1903)

William McKendree Springer (May 30, 1836 – December 4, 1903) was a United States Representative from Illinois. He was born near New Lebanon, Sullivan County, Indiana, May 30, 1836; moved to Ja...

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Benjamin Stephenson, US Congress, Territory of Illinois (1769 - 1822)

Benjamin Stephenson was born in Pennsylvania on July 8, 1769. He moved to Virginia in 1788, and then to the Illinois Territory. He became sheriff of Randolph County, Illinois in 1809. Stephenson be...

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John Todd Stuart, US Congress (1807 - 1885)

John Todd Stuart (November 10, 1807 – November 23, 1885) was a lawyer and a U.S. Representative from Illinois. Born near Lexington, Kentucky, Stuart graduated from Centre College, Danville, ...

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Judge Anthony Thornton, US Congress (1814 - 1904)

US Congressman. He attended Centre College in Kentucky, graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1834, and became a lawyer in Shelbyville 1836. He was a Major in the militia. As a supporter of the ...

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Elihu B. Washburne, U.S. Secretary of State (1816 - 1887)

Elihu Benjamin Washburne (September 23, 1816, Livermore, Maine – October 23, 1887, Chicago, Illinois) was one of seven brothers who played a prominent role in the early formation of the United...

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James H. Woodworth, US Congress (1804 - 1869)

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Richard Yates, Jr., Governor MP (1860 - 1936)

) Richard Yates, Jr. (December 12, 1860 – April 11, 1936) was the 22nd Governor of Illinois from 1901 to 1905. From 1919 to 1933, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois. ...

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Richard Yates, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1815 - 1873)

) Richard Yates (January 18, 1815 – November 27, 1873) was the Governor of Illinois during the American Civil War and has been considered the greatest war governor during that period. When the...

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Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of the US House MP (1836 - 1926)

Joseph Gurney Cannon (May 7, 1836 – November 12, 1926) was a United States politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican Party. Cannon served as Speaker of the United States House of R...

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Henry P. H. Bromwell, US Congress (1823 - 1903)

Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell (August 26, 1823 – January 9, 1903) was an American lawyer, politician from Illinois, and prominent Freemason. He was a lawyer and judge who served as a U.S. Repre...

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Gov. William H. Bissell, US Congress MP (1811 - 1860)

William Henry Bissell (April 25, 1811 – March 18, 1860) was the 11th Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1857 until his death. He was one of the first successful Republican Party candi...

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Gen. Edward Dickinson Baker (USA), US Senator (1811 - 1861)

Edward Dickinson Baker (February 24, 1811 – October 21, 1861) was an English-born American politician, lawyer, military leader. In his political career, Baker served in the U.S. House of Repre...

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Isaac N. Arnold, US Congress (1815 - 1884)

Isaac Newton Arnold (November 30, 1815, Hartwick, New York - April 24, 1884, Chicago) was an attorney, American politician, and biographer who made his career in Chicago. He served two terms in the U...

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Daniel Pope Cook, US Congress (1794 - 1827)

Daniel Pope Cook (1794 – October 16, 1827) was a politician, lawyer and newspaper publisher from the U.S. state of Illinois. Daniel Pope Cook was born in Scott County, Kentucky into an impov...

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Gov. Joseph Duncan, U.S. Congress (1794 - 1844)

Joseph Duncan (February 22, 1794 – January 15, 1844) was an Illinois politician. He served as the sixth Governor of Illinois from 1834 to 1838, the only Whig to ever govern the state. Before b...

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Stephen A. Douglas, U.S. Senator MP (1813 - 1861)

Stephen Arnold Douglas was a distinguished lawyer, orator and political leader who represented the people of Illinois from 1836 to about 1861, after having been nominated for the Presidency of the Unit...

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Gov. Shadrack Bond, US Congress (1773 - 1832)

Shadrach Bond (November 24, 1773 – April 12, 1832) was a representative from Illinois Territory to the United States Congress. In 1818, he was elected the first Governor of Illinois, becoming ...

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