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French-Wicker Family Papers

Identifier: BC229
Abstract August C. French (1808-1864), a lawyer, politician, and land speculator, Governor of Illinois (1846-1853); Cassius M. Wicker (1846-1913), French’s son-in-law, a railroad investor and executive; and their relatives in Illinois, Vermont, California, and New York. French’s other offices included: receiver at the U.S. Land Office in Palestine, Illinois (1839-1846); State Bank Commissioner (1953-?); and McKendree College (Lebanon, Illinois) law professor. Wicker, born in Vermont, married...
Dates: Created: 1832-1940; Other: Majority of material found in 1840-1900; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1971

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