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Shadrach Bond

U.S. Congressman, Illinois Governor. Raised as a farmer, he was elected to the Indiana Territorial Council, (1805-08). When Illinois Territory was formed he was elected a Independent Delegate to Congress, serving (1812-13). He also served as receiver of public moneys in the general land office at Kaskaskia, Illinois, serving (1814-18). Upon the admission of Illinois as a State into the Union, he was elected as a Democrat-Republican the first Governor of Illinois, serving (l818-22). After leaving office, he was appointed register of the land office for the district of Kaskaskia and served until his death from pneumonia at age 58.

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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 6 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6664795
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shadrach Bond (24 Nov 1773–12 Apr 1832), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6664795, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, Randolph County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .