He is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Il. His interment was in Diamond Grove Cemetery. Starting his career as a school teacher, he saved enough money to attend Union College of Law, now Northwestern University School of Law. He was reared on a plantation and educated as a practical farmer, and farming was his business in life except when he was engaged in public service for his country.
He became an important factor in the campaign of as candidate of the "Sound Money" Democracy for President, although receiving no electoral votes, proving his devotion to principle. IN he was elected Representative in the General Assembly from Morgan County, and was re-elected inand again in He was the state treasurer of Illinois, serving from to and to In he was appointed Receiver of Public Moneys at Kaskaskia.
Hardin, at Jacksonville, which thereafter became his home. In at the age of 17 he enlisted in the IL Vol. March 2, Birth State: When the settlers felt that they could hold the improvements they made, they were encouraged to make more.
Although an early favorite to win, he finished a humiliating third, garnering only Clair County, becoming Prosecuting Attorney for that county in He lived in Harbor Springs, Mich.
The Democratic State convention of nominated him for Governor and he was elected the following November, being the first foreign-born citizen to hold that office in the history of the State, and the first Democrat elected since He finally mustered out in September following.
There he secured the passage of a law to grant the right of preemption to early settlers so that they might acquire a clear title to the land they occupied, and thus secure the improvements they had made upon it. He was a man of rare ability,e earnestness of purpose and extraordinary personal magnetism, as well as of a lofty order of patriotism.
Since then Governor Hamilton has been a prominent practitioner at the Chicago bar. Elected as governor, he inherited a financial crisis.
He was a member of the State house of representatives ; was admitted to the bar in and commenced practice in Russellville, Ky. Inwhen the first state officers were chosen for Illinois, he was elected Governor without opposition.
Thousands filed past his body as it lay in state in the lobby of the Chicago Public Library, and he was eulogized by Darrow and Hull House founder Jane Addams.
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Married Shirley Breckenridge; three children Religion: Three years after arriving in Illinois, he ran for governor as an antislavery candidate.
He married Elizabeth J.The Governor of the State of Illinois is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Illinois. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is not subject to any term limits.
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This house has served as the official residence of Illinois' Governors and their families since Governor Joel Matteson took up residence here in The mission of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life.
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From Ballotpedia. Jump to: navigation, search. Party control Overview Illinois has become more Democratic since When one party controls the three vital centers of state political power—the office of the governor.Download