Illinois Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 16 of 449 people who took part.

Members (16):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
William J. Allen Visualize (9 June, 1829 -- 26 January, 1901.) Allen was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Wilson County, Tenn., Allen was admitted to the bar in 1849. Allen moved to Illinois in 1853 and was elected to the State senate in 1855. Allen was elected judge of the circuit court of the twenty-sixth judicial circuit on June 24, 1859, and served until 1861. In 1862, Allen was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill a vacancy and was later reelected to the Thirty-eighth Congress serving from June 2, 1862 to March 3, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Isaac N. Arnold Visualize (30 November, 1815 -- 24 April, 1884) Arnold was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Hartwick, Otsego County, N.Y., Arnold was admitted to the bar in 1835 and moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1836. Arnold was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Orville H. Browning Visualize (10 February, 1806 -- 10 August, 1881) Browning was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Cynthiana, Ky., Browning studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1831. Browning moved to Quincy, Ill. in 1831, and served in the Illinois Volunteers during the Black Hawk War in 1832. Browning served as a member of the State Senate from 1836 to 1843. After multiple failed elections to Congress, Browning was appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy after the death of Stephen A. Douglas serving from June 26th, 1861 to January 12th, 1863. Browning was appointed as Secretary of the Interior from 1866 to 1869. Browning also served as a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1869, resumed the practice of law, and died in 1881. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Stephen A. Douglas Visualize (23 April, 1813 -- 3 June, 1861) Douglas was an American lawyer, businessman, and politician. Born in Brandon, Vt., Douglas learned cabinetmaker's trade, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1834. Douglas settled in Winchester, Ill. where he served as State's attorney for the Morgan Circuit in 1835 and as a member of the State House of Representatives from 1836 to 1837. Douglas was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses and served from March 4th, 1843 until his resignation on March 3rd, 1847. In 1847, Douglas was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1847 until his death on June 3rd, 1861. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
John F. Farnsworth Visualize (27 March, 1820 -- 14 July, 1897) Farnsworth was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Eaton, Canada, Farnsworth was admitted to the bar and settled into practice at St. Charles, Illinois in 1841. Farnsworth was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served in the Union army during the Civil War. Farnsworth resigned in 1863 and was elected into the Thirty-eighth Congress. He later was elected into the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Philip B. Fouke Visualize (23 January, 1818 -- 3 October, 1876) Fouke was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Kaskaskia, Ill., Fouke studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845. Fouke served as Prosecuting Attorney for the Kaskaskia district from 1846 to 1850. Fouke also served as member of the State House of Representatives in 1851. Fouke was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses, serving from March 4th, 1859 to March 3rd, 1863. During the Civil War, Fouke served as a colonel of the Thirtieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was wounded at the Battle of Belmont. After returning to the practice of law, Fouke died in Washington D.C. in 1876. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
William Kellogg Visualize (8 July, 1814 -- 20 December, 1872) Kellogg was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Kelloggsville, Ohio, Kellogg studied law adn was admitted to the Bar. Kellogg served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1849 and 1850. Kellogg also served as judge of the State circuit court from 1850 to 1855. Kellogg was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Congresses, serving from March 4th 1857 to March 3rd, 1863. Kellogg was appointed chief justice of Nebraska Territory in 1865 and served until 1867. Kellogg moved to Mississippi in 1869 and upon the readmission of Mississippi to representation he was an unsuccessful candidate to the Forty-first Congress in 1869. Shortly after returning to Illinois, Kellogg died in December 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Anthony L. Knapp Visualize (14 June, 1828 -- 24 May, 1881) Knapp was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Middletown, Orange County, N.Y., Knapp moved to Illinois in 1839. Knapp was a member of the State senate from 1851 to 1861 and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John A. McClernand. Knapp was reelected into the Thirty-eighth Congress serving from December 12th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
John A. Logan Visualize "(February 9, 1826 -- December 26, 1886) John Alexander Logan was a(n) soldier, clerk, lawyer, public servant, general, manager to conduct impeachment, and American politician. Logan was born in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852. He served in the war with Mexico as a lieutenant, in the Union Army, and was commissioned brigadier general, commissioned major general of Volunteers. John was a clerk to the Jackson County Court (1849), prosecuting attorney for the 3rd judicial district of Illinois (1853-1857), and was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives to conduct impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson (1868). John also served on the Illinois house of representatives (1852-1853 and 1856-1857), as a presidential elector on the Democratic Ticket (1856), conceived the idea of Memorial day and inaugurated the observance (May 1868), and was an unsuccessful Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1884. Logan was elected as a Democrat to the 36th and 37th Congresses (March 4, 1859 - April 2, 1862) and resigned to serve in the Civil War. He served as a Chairman on the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business in the 36th and 37th Congresses. He was elected as a Republican to the 40th, 41st, 42nd Congresses (March 4, 1867 - until his resignation March 3, 1871), where he served as Chairman on the Committee on Military Affairs. Logan was also elected as a Republican to the United States Senate (March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1877), was reelected in 1879 and 1885 (March 4, 1879 - his death December 26, 1886). During his time as a Senator, he served as Chairmen on the Committee on Military Affairs (43rd, 44th, 47th, and 48th Congresses). [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=L000403]" Illinois Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Owen Lovejoy Visualize (6 January, 1811 -- 25 March, 1864) Lovejoy was an American scholar, pastor, and politician. Born in Albion, Maine, Lovejoy moved to Illinois in 1836. Lovejoy was a member of the State house of representatives from 1839-1856. Lovejoy was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth Congresses, serving until his death in 1864. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
John A. McClernand Visualize (May 30, 1812 — September 20, 1900) John Alexander McClernand, a Representative from Illinois; born in Breckinridge County, Ky., on May 30, 1812; moved with his parents to Shawneetown, Ill., in 1813; attended the village schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832; served in the Black Hawk War; engaged as a trader on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in 1833 and 1834; established the Shawneetown Democrat in 1835 and in the same year commenced the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1836, 1840, 1842, and 1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1851); chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Foreign Affairs (Thirty-first Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1850; moved to Jacksonville, Ill., in 1851 and to Springfield in 1856; elected to the Thirty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas L. Harris; reelected to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from November 8, 1859, until October 28, 1861, when he resigned to accept a commission as brigadier general of Volunteers for service in the Civil War; returned to Illinois to raise troops for the Union Army; was promoted to major general in 1862; elected circuit judge of the Sangamon District of Illinois in 1870 and served until 1873; resumed the practice of law; presided over the Democratic National Convention in 1876; appointed by President Cleveland as a member of the Utah Commission; died in Springfield, Ill., September 20, 1900; interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000337] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Isaac N. Morris Visualize (January 22, 1812 — October 29, 1879) Isaac Newton Morris, (son of Thomas Morris, brother of Jonathan David Morris), a Representative from Illinois; born in Bethel, Ohio, January 22, 1812; attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Warsaw, Ill., in 1836; moved to Quincy, Ill., in 1838 and continued the practice of law; appointed secretary of state of Illinois in 1840, but declined; president of the Illinois & Michigan Canal Co. in 1841; member of the State house of representatives 1846-1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; appointed by President Grant commissioner for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869; died in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., October 29, 1879; interment in Woodland Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000977] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
William A. Richardson Visualize (16 January, 1811 -- 27 December, 1875) Richardson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., he was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Shelbyville, Illinois. Richardson served as State's attorney, and served in the State house of representatives from 1836 to 1838 and 1844 to 1846. Richardson was a major in the Mexican-American War and in 1849 was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Stephen A. Douglas. Richardson was reelected to the Thirty-first Congress and the three next Congresses. Later, Richardson was elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving from March 4, 1861 until his resignation on January 29, 1863. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
James C. Robinson Visualize (19 August, 1823 -- 3 November, 1886) Robinson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Edgar County, Ill., Robinson served as a colonel in the Mexican-American War. Later in 1850, Robinson was admitted to the bar. Robinson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth Congresses and later to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Lyman Trumbull Visualize (12 October, 1813 -- 25 June, 1896) Trumbull was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Colchester, Conn., after admittance to the bar and brief practice in Greenville, Ga., Trumbull moved to Illinois in 1837. Trumbull was a member of the State house of representatives from 1840-1841, the secretary of State of Illinois in 1841 and 1843, and the justice of the supreme court of Illinois 1848-1853. Although elected to the Thirty-fourth Congress in 1854, Trumbull was elected to the United States Senate before it began. He was reelected in 1861 and again in 1867, and served from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1873. Trumbull evolved in political party affiliation at various junctions in his career, spending terms as a Democrat, a Republican, a Liberal Republican, and a Democrat again. Trumbull was also the Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Elihu B. Washburne Visualize (23 September, 1816 -- 23 October, 1887) Washburne was an American editor, lawyer, and politician. Born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, Washburne was admitted to the bar in 1840 and moved to Illinois. Washburne was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1853 to March 6, 1869. Washburne was appointed as Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Grant, but resigned a few days afterward to accept a diplomatic mission to France. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)