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Illinois: Lieutenant Governors

Lieutenant Governors of Illinois, 1818-2009 (May be incomplete!)
Pierre Menard 1818-22 Adolphus F. Hubbard 1822-26 William Kinney 1826-30 Zadoc Casey 1830-33 William L. D. Ewing 1833-34 Alexander M. Jenkins 1834-36 William H. Davidson 1836-38 Stinson H. Anderson 1838-42 John Moore 1842-46 Joseph B. Wells 1846-49 William McMurtry 1849-53 Gustavus Koerner 1853-57 John Wood 1857-60 Thomas A. Marshall 1861 Francis A. Hoffman 1861-65 William Bross 1865-69 John Dougherty 1869-73 John Lourie Beveridge 1873 John Earley 1873-75 Archibald A. Glenn 1875-77 Andrew Shuman 1877-81 John M. Hamilton 1881-83 William J. Campbell 1883-85 John C. Smith 1885-89 Lyman B. Ray 1889-93 Joseph B. Gill 1893-97 William A. Northcott 1897-1905 Lawrence Y. Sherman 1905-09 John G. Oglesby 1909-13 Barratt O'Hara 1913-17 John G. Oglesby 1917-21 Fred E. Sterling 1921-33 Thomas F. Donovan 1933-37 John Stelle 1937-40 Hugh W. Cross 1941-49 Sherwood Dixon 1949-53 John William Chapman 1953-61 Samuel H. Shapiro 1961-68 Paul Simon 1969-73 Neil F. Hartigan 1973-77 Dave O'Neal 1977-81 George H. Ryan 1983-91 Bob Kustra 1991- Pat Quinn 2003-09

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1848: William McMurtry (Dem), elected.
  • 1852: J. L. D. Morrison (Whig), defeated.
  • 1856: John Wood (Rep), elected.
  • 1872: John C. Black (Dem), defeated.
  • 1880: Lewis B. Parsons (Dem), defeated.
  • 1904: Frank L. Smith, defeated.
  • 1912: John G. Oglesby, defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: John Stelle (Dem), elected; George Hatzenbuhler (Rep), defeated; Fred R. Wolf (Union Progressive), defeated; Joseph Goldman (Socialist), defeated; Clay F. Gaumer (Prohibition), defeated; Jacob Johns (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Hugh W. Cross (Rep), elected; Louie E. Lewis (Dem), defeated; Joe Tonielli (Socialist), defeated; Henry Johnson Long (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Hugh W. Cross (Rep), elected; Edward C. Hunter (Dem), defeated; Gregory P. Lyngas (Socialist Labor), defeated; Henry Johnson Long (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: John William Chapman (Rep), elected; Roscoe Bonjean (Dem), defeated; Frank Schnur (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1978: Richard J. Durbin, defeated.
  • 1982: Grace Mary Stern, defeated; George H. Ryan (Rep), elected.
  • 1986: George E. Sangmeister (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1986: George H. Ryan (Rep), elected.
  • 1994: Penny L. Severns, defeated.
  • 2002: Pat Quinn (Dem), elected.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Pat Quinn (Dem), elected.
  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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