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Grave Sites of Illinois Governors

List compiled 2004 by Matt Hucke using information from politicalgraveyard.com, Illinois Trails, and my own explorations. Please contact me if you know the whereabouts of any of the missing governors.

# GOVERNOR TERM BURIED BORN - DIED LINKS
1 Shadrach Bond (D-R) 1818-1822 Evergreen Cem, Chester 11/24/1773-04/12/1832 fg-
2 Edward Coles (D-R) 1822-1826 cenotaph: Valley View., Edwardsville 12/15/1786-07/07/1868 fg
3 Ninian Edwards (D-R) [Sen] 1826-1830 Oak Ridge, Springfield 03/17/1775-07/20/1833
4 John Reynolds (D) 1830-1834 (res.) Walnut Hill Cem, Belleville 02/26/1788-05/08/1865 fg
5 William Lee Davidson Ewing (D) [Sen] 1834-1834 unknown 08/31/1795-3/25/1846 fg
6 Joseph Duncan (D) 1834-1838 Diamond Grove Cem, Jacksonville 02/22/1794-01/15/1844
7 Thomas Carlin (D) 1838-1842 Carrollton City Cemetery 07/18/1789-02/14/1852 fg
8 Thomas Ford (D) 1842-1846 Springdale Cem, Peoria 12/05/1800-11/03/1850
9 Augustus C. French (D) 1846-1853 College Hill Cem., Lebanon 08/02/1808-09/04/1864 fg-
10 Joel Aldrich Matteson (D) 1853-1857 Oak Wood, Joliet 08/02/1808-01/31/1873
11 William Harrison Bissell (R) 1857-1860 (died) Oak Ridge, Springfield 04/25/1811-03/18/1860
12 John Wood (R) 1860-1861 Woodland, Quincy 12/20/1798-06/11/1880 fg
13 Richard Yates (R) [Sen] 1861-1865 Diamond Grove Cem, Jacksonville 01/18/1815-11/27/1873
14 Richard James Oglesby (R) [Sen] 1865-1869 Elkhart Cem, Elkhart 07/25/1824-04/24/1899
15 John McAuley Palmer (R) [Sen] 1869-1873 Carlinville City Cem, Carlinville 09/13/1817-09/25/1900 fg
Richard James Oglesby (R) [Sen] 1873           (res.) Elkhart Cem, Elkhart 07/25/1824-04/24/1899
16 John Lourie Beveridge (R) 1873-1877 Rosehill, Chicago 07/06/1824-05/03/1910
17 Shelby Moore Cullom (R) [Sen] 1877-1883 (res.) Oak Ridge, Springfield 11/22/1829-01/28/1914
18 John Marshall Hamilton (R) 1883-1885 Oak Woods, Chicago 05/28/1847-09/22/1905
Richard James Oglesby (R) [Sen] 1885-1889 Elkhart Cem, Elkhart 07/25/1824-04/24/1899
19 Joseph W. Fifer (R) 1889-1893 Park Hill, Bloomington 10/28/1840-08/06/1938 fg
20 John Peter Altgeld (D) 1893-1897 Graceland, Chicago 12/30/1847-03/12/1902
21 John R. Tanner (R) 1897-1901 Oak Ridge, Springfield 04/04/1844-05/23/1901
22 Richard Yates II (R) 1901-1905 Diamond Grove Cem, Jacksonville 12/12/1860-04/11/1936
23 Charles Samuel Deneen (R) [Sen] 1905-1913 Oak Woods, Chicago 05/04/1863-02/05/1940
24 Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne (D) 1913-1917 Calvary, Evanston 10/12/1853-05/24/1937 fg
25 Frank Orren Lowden (R) 1917-1921 Graceland, Chicago 01/26/1861-03/20/1943
26 Lennington "Len" Small (R) 1921-1929 Mound Grove Cem., Kankakee 06/16/1862-05/17/1936 fg
27 Louis Lincoln Emmerson (R) 1929-1933 Oakwood Cem, Mount Vernon 12/27/1863-02/04/1941 fg-
28 Henry Horner (D) 1933-1940 (died) Mount Mayriv, Chicago 11/30/1879-10/06/1940 fg
29 John H. Stelle (D) 1940-1941 Odd Fellows, McLeansboro 08/10/1891-07/05/1962 fg
30 Dwight H. Green (R) 1941-1949 Rosehill Mausoleum, Chicago 01/09/1897-02/20/1958 fg
31 Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (D) 1949-1953 Evergreen Cem, Bloomington 02/05/1900-07/14/1965
32 William Grant Stratton (R) 1953-1961 Rosehill, Chicago 02/26/1914-03/02/2001
33 Otto Kerner (D) 1961-1968 (res.) Arlington National Cem., VA 08/15/1908-05/08/1976 fg
34 Samuel Harvey Shapiro (D) 1968-1969 Jewish Waldheim, Forest Park 04/25/1907-03/15/1987
35 Richard B. Ogilvie (R) 1969-1973 Rosehill Mausoleum 02/02/1923-05/10/1988
36 Daniel Walker (D) 1973-1977 living 08/06/1922-
37 James Robert Thompson (R) 1977-1991 living 05/08/1936-
38 Jim Edgar (R) 1991-1999 living 01/22/1946-
39 George H. Ryan (R) 1999-2003 living 02/14/1934-
40 Rod R. Blagojevich (D) 2003-2009 (imp.) living 12/10/1956- wp
41 Patrick J. Quinn (D) 2009- living 12/16/1948- wp

(died) = died while in office
(res.) = resigned from office (in most cases, to become senator)
(imp.) = impeached and removed from office
[Sen] = was also a Senator
(D) = Democrat (R) = Republican

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