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James Semple, US Senate (1798 - 1866)

James Semple (1798-1866) was a United States Senator from Illinois. Semple was the judge of the Illinois Supreme Court from 1842 to 1843. He was appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to th...

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Mark Kirk, U.S. Senator MP

Mark Steven Kirk (born September 15, 1959) is the junior United States Senator from Illinois and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, Kirk was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ...

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Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator MP

Richard Joseph "Dick" Durbin (born November 21, 1944) is the senior United States Senator from Illinois, in office since 1997. He has been the Senate Majority Whip, the second highest position in the...

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J. Hamilton Lewis, US Congress (1863 - 1939)

James Hamilton Lewis (May 18, 1863 – April 9, 1939) was the first Senator to hold the title of Whip in the United States Senate. Lewis was born in Danville, Virginia, and also grew up in Augus...

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Otis F. Glenn, U.S. Senator (1879 - 1959)

Otis Ferguson Glenn (August 27, 1879 – March 11, 1959) was a Republican United States Senator from the State of Illinois. He was born in Mattoon, Illinois on August 27, 1879. After graduatin...

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William B. McKinley, U.S. Senator (1856 - 1926)

William Brown McKinley (September 5, 1856 – December 7, 1926) was a United States Representative from the State of Illinois. He was born near Petersburg, Illinois. After graduating from the ...

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Charles S. Deneen, Governor, U.S. Senator (1863 - 1940)

Charles Samuel Deneen (May 4, 1863 – February 5, 1940) was the 23rd Governor of Illinois, serving from 1905 to 1913, and was the first to serve two terms. He served as a U.S. Senator from Illi...

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Shelby Moore Cullom, Governor (1829 - 1914)

Shelby Moore Cullom (November 22, 1829 – January 28, 1914) was a U.S. political figure, serving in various offices, including the United States House of Representatives, the United States Sena...

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Gov. William Lee D. Ewing, US Senator (1795 - 1846)

William Lee Davidson Ewing (August 31, 1795 – March 25, 1846) was a politician from Illinois who served partial terms as the fifth governor of the state and as U.S. Senator. Ewing was born i...

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Elias Kent Kane, US Senator (1794 - 1835)

US Senator. A prominent figure in the early statehood of Illinois, which he represented in the US Senate from 1824 until his death in office. He is sometimes called "The Father of the Illinois Consti...

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Jesse Burgess Thomas MP (1773 - 1853)

First US Senator from Illinois, 1818-1829. Author of the Maine-Missouri-Thomas Compromise Bill, commonly known as the Missouri Compromise. from:

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John McCracken Robinson, U.S. Senator (1794 - 1843)

John McCracken Robinson (April 10, 1794 – April 25, 1843) was a United States Senator from Illinois. Born near Georgetown, Kentucky, he attended the common schools and graduated from Trans...

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Lyman Trumbull, U.S. Senator (1813 - 1896)

Lyman Trumbull (October 12, 1813 – June 25, 1896) was a United States Senator from Illinois during the American Civil War, and co-author of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Consti...

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Charles B. Farwell, U.S. Senator (1823 - 1903)

Charles Benjamin Farwell (July 1, 1823 – September 23, 1903) was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Illinois. Life and career Farwell was born in Painted Post, New York and attende...

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C. Wayland Brooks, U.S. Senator (1897 - 1957)

Charles Wayland Brooks (March 8, 1897 – January 14, 1957) was a Republican U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1940 to 1949. He was born in West Bureau, Illinois and during World War I Brooks ...

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Joseph M. McCormick, U.S. Senator (1877 - 1925)

Joseph Medill McCormick (May 16, 1877 – February 25, 1925), known as Medill, was part of the McCormick family of businessmen and politicians in Chicago. He became a Representative and a Senato...

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Paul Douglas, U.S. Senator (1892 - 1976)

Paul Howard Douglas (March 26, 1892 – September 24, 1976) was an American politician and economist. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois for almost twent...

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Adlai Ewing Stevenson III, U.S. Senator MP

Adlai Ewing Stevenson III (born October 10, 1930, in Chicago) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He represented the state of Illinois in the United States Senate from 1970 until 1981....

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Scott W. Lucas, U.S. Senator (1892 - 1968)

Scott Wike Lucas (February 19, 1892 – February 22, 1968) was an American attorney and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives...

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Gen. John M. Palmer (USA), Governor, US Senator MP (1817 - 1890)

) John McAuley Palmer (September 13, 1817 – September 25, 1900), was an Illinois resident, an American Civil War General who fought for the Union, the 15th Governor of Illinois, and presidenti...

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Richard James Oglesby, Maj. Gen. (USA), Gov., "Uncle Dick" MP (1824 - 1899)

Richard James Oglesby (July 25, 1824 – April 24, 1899) was a U.S. soldier and political figure. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a major general in the Union Army during the Ameri...

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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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Sidney Breese, U.S. Senator, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court (1800 - 1878)

Sidney Breese (September 7, 1800 – June 27, 1878) was a U.S. Senator from Illinois, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, a forefather ...

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Ninian Edwards, Gov'r, Terr. Gov'r, US Senator MP (1775 - 1833)

Ninian Edwards (March 17, 1775 – July 20, 1833) was a founding political figure of the state of Illinois. He served as the first and only governor of the Illinois Territory from 1809 to 1818, ...

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Charles H. Percy, U.S. Senator (1919 - 2011)

Charles Harting "Chuck" Percy (September 27, 1919 – September 17, 2011) was an American businessman and politician. He was president of the Bell & Howell Corporation from 1949 to 1964. In 1966...

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David Davis, U.S. Senator, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1815 - 1886)

) David Davis (March 9, 1815 – June 26, 1886) was a United States Senator from Illinois and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. He also served as Abraham Lincoln's campaign m...

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Maj. General John A. "Black Jack" Logan (USA), U.S. Senator (1826 - 1886)

John Alexander Logan (February 9, 1826 – December 26, 1886) was an American soldier and political leader. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a General in the Union Army in the Ameri...

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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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William A. Richardson, U.S. Senator (1811 - 1875)

William Alexander Richardson (January 16, 1811 – December 27, 1875) was a prominent Illinois Democrat politician before and during the American Civil War. Born near Lexington, Kentucky, Ri...

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Orville H. Browning, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Interior (1806 - 1881)

Orville Hickman Browning (February 10, 1806 – August 10, 1881) was a Republican Senator from Illinois. Biography Browning was born February 10, 1806 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. He was a ve...

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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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David J. Baker, U.S. Senator (1792 - 1869)

David Jewett Baker (September 7, 1792 – August 6, 1869) was a United States Senator from Illinois. Born in East Haddam, Connecticut, he moved with his parents to Ontario County, New York and a...

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