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 John Riley Tanner

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John Riley Tanner

  • Birth 4 Apr 1844 Warrick County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 23 May 1901 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Block 31, Lot 1
  • Memorial ID 5974

21st Illinois Governor. He served as Governor of Illinois from 1897 to 1901. During the Civil War he enlisted in the Union Army, and served in the 98th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in 1863. In 1880 he was elected State Senator and later served as State Treasurer and then Assistant United States Treasurer.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5974
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Riley Tanner (4 Apr 1844–23 May 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5974, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .