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Illinois: Adjutant Generals

Adjutant Generals of Illinois, 1819-1925 (May be incomplete!)
William Alexander 1819-21 Elijah C. Berry 1821-35 James W. Berry 1835-39 Moses K. Anderson 1839-57 Simon B. Buckner 1857 William C. Kinney 1857-58 Thomas S. Mather 1858-61 Allen C. Fuller 1861-65 Isham N. Haynie 1865-66 Edward P. Niles 1866-69 Hubert Dilger 1869-73 Edwin L. Higgins 1873-75 Hiram Hillard 1875-81 Isaac H. Elliott 1881-84 Joseph W. Vance 1884-91 Jasper N. Reece 1891-93 Alfred Orendorff 1893-96 Charles C. Hilton 1896-97 Jasper N. Reece 1897-1902 James B. Smith 1902-03 Thomas W. Scott 1903-09 Frank S. Dickson 1910-22 Carlos E. Black 1922-25

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1819 Apr 24: William Alexander, appointed.
  • 1821 Jun 11: Elijah C. Berry, appointed.
  • 1828 Dec 19: Elijah C. Berry, appointed.
  • 1835 Jan 22: James W. Berry, appointed.
  • 1839 Nov 11: James W. Berry, resigned.
  • 1839 Dec 16: Moses K. Anderson, appointed.
  • 1857 Apr 3: Simon B. Buckner, appointed.
  • 1857 Nov 7: Simon B. Buckner, resigned.
  • 1857 Dec 9: William C. Kinney, appointed.
  • 1858: William C. Kinney, died in office.
  • 1858 Oct 28: Thomas S. Mather, appointed.
  • 1861 Nov 11: Allen C. Fuller, appointed.
  • 1865 Jan 16: Isham N. Haynie, appointed.
  • 1866 May 21: Isham N. Haynie, died in office.
  • 1869 Mar 24: Hubert Dilger, appointed.
  • 1873 Jan 24: Edwin L. Higgins, appointed.
  • 1874 Jul 1: Edwin L. Higgins, appointed.
  • 1875 Jul 2: Edwin L. Higgins, removed; Hiram Hillard, appointed.
  • 1877 Jul 2: Hiram Hillard, appointed.
  • 1881 Aug 1: Isaac H. Elliott, appointed.
  • 1884 May 15: Joseph W. Vance, appointed.
  • 1891 Jun 28: Jasper N. Reece, appointed.
  • 1893 Jan 20: Alfred Orendorff, appointed.
  • 1896 Jan 4: Alfred Orendorff, resigned; Charles C. Hilton, appointed.
  • 1897: Charles C. Hilton, resigned.
  • 1897 Feb 2: Jasper N. Reece, appointed.
  • 1902: Jasper N. Reece, died in office.
  • 1902 Apr 19: James B. Smith, appointed.
  • 1903: James B. Smith, resigned.
  • 1903 Jul 1: Thomas W. Scott, appointed.
  • 1909: Thomas W. Scott, died in office.
  • 1910 Jan 1: Frank S. Dickson, appointed.
  • 1922 Feb 7: Carlos E. Black, appointed.
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