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Abstract David Davis (1815-1886) a lawyer, politician, distinguished jurist and businessman was born in Maryland, educated at Kenyon College in Ohio, and studied law at Yale University. In 1844, Davis won election as a Whig to the Illinois Legislature, and four years later was elected Judge of Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit, where he served on the bench during Lincoln's remaining years as an attorney on the circuit. The two became close friends, and Davis worked diligently as Lincoln's campaign...
Abstract Republican U.S. Senator (1913-1921) and League of Nations opponent. Illinois State Representative from twenty-eighth (1897-1902) and thirty-second (1903-1904) districts; Speaker of the House (1899-1902). Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (1905-1908).
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Abstract Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); State Representative, St. Clair County (1840-1842), Illinois Secretary of State (1841-1843); unsuccessful candidate for Governor (1880).
Abstract U.S. Senator, Congressman, presidential candidate, Illinois Lieutenant Governor and member of the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois State Senate, author. Began his career as a newspaperman at age 19 by buying the Troy, Illinois newspaper and over time built a chain of 14 newspapers that he edited and published until he sold them in 1966. As lieutenant governor assisted citizens in their dealings with state government. Authored books on Elijah Lovejoy and Abraham Lincoln as well as...