Samuel H. Shapiro

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Samuel Harvey Shapiro
34th Governor of Illinois
In office
May 21, 1968 – January 13, 1969
Preceded byOtto Kerner, Jr.
Succeeded byRichard B. Ogilvie
38th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
In office
January 9, 1961 – May 21, 1968
GovernorOtto Kerner, Jr.
Preceded byJohn William Chapman
Succeeded byPaul M. Simon (1969)
Personal details
BornApril 25, 1907
Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
DiedMarch 16, 1987 (aged 79)
Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Political partyDemocratic

Samuel Harvey Shapiro (born Israel Shapiro; April 25, 1907 – March 16, 1987) was the 34th Governor of Illinois, serving from 1968 to 1969. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Shapiro was born on April 25, 1907 in Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire. When he was young he moved to the United States. Shapiro was never married and had no children. Shapiro died on March 16, 1987 from a heart attack in Kankakee, Illinois, aged 79.

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