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 Charles Samuel Deneen

Charles Samuel Deneen

Birth
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Death 5 Feb 1940 (aged 76)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6625938 · View Source
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Illinois Governor, U.S. Senator. He graduated from McKendree College, in 1882, earned a law degree from Union College, in 1888 and proceeded to practice law. He entered politics, he served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1892, served as attorney for the Chicago Sanitary District, (1895-96) and was a Cook County attorney, (1896-1904). In 1904, he was elected as a Republican the 23rd Governor of Illinois, serving as the first Illinois Governor person with two consecutive terms until 1913. During his terms, he advocated for and was successful in securing financial support for higher educational advancements, with furthering improvements in the common schools. Also, the presidential preference primary law was sanctioned in 1912, becoming the first in the nation. After leaving office, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving (1925-31). He then resumed the practice of law until his death at age 76.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6625938
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Samuel Deneen (4 May 1863–5 Feb 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6625938, citing Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .