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 Henry Horner

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Henry Horner

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 6 Oct 1940 (aged 61)
Winnetka, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Mount Mayriv
Memorial ID 9348698 View Source
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Illinois Governor. Educated at the University of Chicago, he graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1898, was admitted to bar and established a legal career in Chicago, Illinois. He secured an appointment as a Cook County probate judge in 1915 and was in for eighteen years. In 1933, he was elected as a Democrat the state’s first Jewish Governor of Illinois, serving until 1940. During his two terms, the 18th Amendment was sanctioned, ending prohibition, a two percent sales tax rate was endorsed and a state tax on real estate and personal property. Also, a permanent voters’ registration system was enacted that required voters’ signatures to match records kept on file by election officials. After leaving office he died shortly after from a stroke.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: David M. Habben
  • Added: 21 Aug 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9348698
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/9348698/henry-horner : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Horner (30 Nov 1878–6 Oct 1940), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9348698, citing Zion Gardens, Inc., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .