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Pierre Menard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC456
Abstract Illinois' first Lieutenant-Governor (1818-1822), Pierre Menard was an early French Canadian resident of Kaskaskia, Randolph County, related by marriage to the Saucier and Chouteau families. A trader and merchant, Menard invested in trapping and exploring expeditions. He was also involved in territorial politics and was appointed judge in Randolph County Courts in 1801, elected Representative to the Indiana Territorial Legislature at Vincennes from 1806 to 1807, Representative to the Illinois...
Dates: Created: 1741-1910; Other: Majority of material found in 1785-1844

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