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 Nathaniel Pope

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Nathaniel Pope

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 23 Jan 1850 (aged 66)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 22898 View Source
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U.S. political leader. A delegate from Illinois Territory, Pope persuaded Congress to set the boundary of the territory further north to include the site of Chicago. Pope was the father of General John Pope. He was elected delegate to Congress from Illinois territory, 1816-18. When there were barely 35,000 people in the territory, he drew up the congressional resolution for the admission of Illinois as a state. After Illinois was admitted to the Union in 1818, he was appointed U.S. district court judge, 1819-50, by President Monroe. Pope County, Ill. was named to honor him.

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  • Added: 9 Jul 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22898
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/22898/nathaniel-pope : accessed ), memorial page for Nathaniel Pope (5 Jan 1784–23 Jan 1850), Find a Grave Memorial ID 22898, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .