Shadrach Bond

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Shadrach Bond
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1st Governor of Illinois
In office
October 6, 1818 – December 5, 1822
Preceded by Ninian Edwards
as Territorial Governor of Illinois
Succeeded by Edward Coles
Personal details
Born (1773-11-24)November 24, 1773
Frederick, Maryland
Died April 12, 1832(1832-04-12) (aged 58)
Kaskaskia, Illinois
Political party Independent
Profession farmer
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Shadrach Bond (November 24, 1773 – April 12, 1832) was a representative from Illinois Territory to the United States Congress. In 1818, he was elected the first Governor of Illinois, becoming the new state's first chief executive. In an example of American politics during the Era of Good Feelings, Bond was elected to both positions without opposition.

Bond was born on November 24, 1773 in Frederick, Maryland.[1] He was never married and had no children. Bond died on April 12, 1832 in Kaskaskia, Illinois from pneumonia, aged 58.

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Other websites[change | change source]

  • Solon J. Buck, Illinois in 1818, at Thayer's American history site
  • Robert P. Howard, Mostly Good and Competent Men
  • Theodore Calvin Pease, The Frontier State 1818–1848