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Trustees of the University of Illinois

Trustees of the University of Illinois, 1867-1994 (May be incomplete!)
Lemuel Allen 1867-70 Samuel A. Bullard 1889-1900 Alexander McLean 1889-1908 John H. Bryant 1891-95 Isaac S. Raymond 1893-99 Julia Holmes Smith 1895 Carrie T. Alexander 1901-06 Laura B. Evans 1903-19 Leonidas H. Kerrick 1903-07 William B. McKinley 1903-05 William L. Abbott 1905-23 Mary E. Busey 1905-30 Lewis L. Lehman 1905-06 A. P. Grout 1908 Arthur Meeker 1908 Otis W. Hoit 1911-19 Ellen M. Henrotin 1913-17 Robert F. Carr 1915-19 Robert R. Ward 1915-19 Cairo A. Trimble 1917-19 Margaret Day Blake 1919 John M. Herbert 1919 George A. Barr 1924-36 Oscar G. Mayer 1935-41 Albert D. Lasker 1937-42 Louis C. Moschel 1937-40 Kenney E. Williamson 1940 Chester R. Davis 1940-49 John R. Fornof 1941-53 Park Livingston 1941- Doris Simpson Holt 1943- Martin G. Luken 1943-49 Frank H. McKelvey 1943-49 Walter W. McLaughlin 1943-51 George Wirt Herrick 1949- Robert Z. Hickman 1949-55 Frances Best Watkins 1949- Harold Grange 1951-57 Wayne A. Johnston 1951- Herbert B. Megran 1951-57 Cushman B. Bissell 1953- Kenney E. Williamson 1955- Earl M. Hughes 1957- Timothy W. Swain 1957- Kenneth Boyle 1991-94

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1888 Nov 6: Olive A. Harker, elected; Alexander McLean, elected; Francis M. McKay, elected; Samuel A. Bullard, elected.
  • 1890 Nov 4: Richard P. Morgan, elected; John H. Bryant, elected; Nelson W. Graham, elected.
  • 1892 Nov 8: James E. Armstrong, elected; Napoleon B. Morrison, elected; Isaac S. Raymond (Dem), elected.
  • 1894 Nov 6: Alexander McLean, elected; Samuel A. Bullard, elected; Lucy L. Flower (Rep), elected.
  • 1895 Jan 20: John H. Bryant, resigned.
  • 1895 Feb 7: Julia Holmes Smith, appointed.
  • 1896 Nov 3: Mary Turner Carriel, elected; Thomas J. Smith, elected; Francis M. McKay, elected.
  • 1898 Nov 8: Augustus F. Nightingale, elected; Frederick L. Hatch, elected; Alice A. Abott, elected.
  • 1900 Nov 6: Alexander McLean, elected; Samuel A. Bullard, elected; Carrie T. Alexander, elected.
  • 1902: Marie C. Brehm (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1902 Nov 4: William B. McKinley, elected; Laura B. Evans, elected; Leonidas H. Kerrick, elected.
  • 1904: Marie C. Brehm (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1904 Nov 8: Mary E. Busey, elected; Charles Davison, elected; William L. Abbott, elected.
  • 1905 Oct 27: William B. McKinley, resigned; Lewis L. Lehman, appointed.
  • 1906 Nov 6: Lewis L. Lehman, elected; Carrie T. Alexander, elected; Frederick L. Hatch, elected; Alexander McLean, elected.
  • 1907 Mar 13: Leonidas H. Kerrick, died in office.
  • 1908: Alexander McLean, died in office; Marie C. Brehm (Prohibition), defeated; A. P. Grout, appointed; Arthur Meeker, appointed.
  • 1908 Nov 3: Allen F. Moore, elected; A. P. Grout, elected; Laura B. Evans, elected; Arthur Meeker, elected.
  • 1910 Nov 8: Otis W. Hoit, elected; Mary E. Busey, elected; William L. Abbott, elected.
  • 1912 Nov 5: John R. Trevett, elected; Ellen M. Henrotin, elected; Florence Elinor Watson, elected.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Robert F. Carr, elected; Laura B. Evans, elected; Robert R. Ward, elected.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Otis W. Hoit, elected; Mary E. Busey, elected; William L. Abbott, elected.
  • 1917: Ellen M. Henrotin, resigned; Cairo A. Trimble, appointed.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Cairo A. Trimble (Rep), elected; Margaret Day Blake (Rep), elected; John M. Herbert (Rep), elected; John M. Crebs, Jr. (Dem), defeated; S. B. Montgomery (Dem), defeated; Mary Onahan Gallery (Dem), defeated; Ellen Persons (Socialist), defeated; Antoinette R. Young (Socialist), defeated; Mary O'Reilly (Socialist), defeated; Mary Whittemore (Prohibition), defeated; William M. Hamilton (Prohibition), defeated; Carrie V. Hoff (Prohibition), defeated; Emma B. Denney (Socialist Labor), defeated; Gus A. Jenning (Socialist Labor), defeated; Gertrude Carm (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: James W. Armstrong (Rep), elected; Merle J. Trees (Rep), elected; Mary E. Busey (Rep), elected; Mary Ward Hart (Dem), defeated; Frank T. O'Hair (Dem), defeated; Rowena Morse Mann (Dem), defeated; Winnie Branstetter (Socialist), defeated; Agnes Martin (Socialist), defeated; Ellen Persons (Socialist), defeated; Anna Dooley (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Lewis P. Hill (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Ruby Huber Ernest (Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Oscar G. Mayer (Dem), elected; Harold Pogue (Dem), elected; Mrs. Glenn E. Plumb (Dem), elected; James W. Armstrong (Rep), defeated; Merle J. Trees (Rep), defeated; Mary A. Wall (Rep), defeated; John E. Branson (Socialist), defeated; Georgia Albright (Socialist), defeated; Andrew Juvinall (Socialist), defeated; Joyce Jackson (National Progressive), defeated; Florence H. Trego (Prohibition), defeated; Frances Gage Hulbert (National Progressive), defeated; Adah M. Hagler (Prohibition), defeated; Lawrence Britton (Prohibition), defeated; Christ S. Minneci (National Progressive), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Homer Mat Adams (Dem), elected; James Mansfield Cleary (Dem), elected; Louis C. Moschel (Dem), elected; Frank H. McKelvey (Rep), defeated; Frank M. White (Rep), defeated; Charles S. Pillsbury (Rep), defeated; Minnie Clark Webster (Union Progressive), defeated; John L. Wellington (Union Progressive), defeated; Elsie B. Johnston (Union Progressive), defeated; Edward L. Adams, Jr. (Socialist), defeated; Roy E. Burt (Socialist), defeated; Georgia Albright (Socialist), defeated; Mildred E. Young (Prohibition), defeated; Lawrence Britton (Prohibition), defeated; John Ashe (Prohibition), defeated; Nels C. Gustafson (Socialist Labor), defeated; Mary J. Starcevic (Socialist Labor), defeated; John L. Lindsey (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Karl A. Meyer (Dem), elected; Frank A. Jensen (Dem), elected; O. M. Karraker (Dem), elected; Albert I. Appleton (Rep), defeated; Frank M. White (Rep), defeated; Frank H. McKelvey (Rep), defeated; Mildred E. Young (Prohibition), defeated; Maude S. Stowell (Prohibition), defeated; Lena Duell Vincent (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Park Livingston (Rep), elected; Helen M. Grigsby (Rep), elected; John R. Fornof (Rep), elected; W. E. C. Clifford (Dem), defeated; Beulah Campbell (Dem), defeated; Mrs. Glenn E. Plumb (Dem), defeated; Kate M. Ward (Socialist), defeated; Jack Sessions (Socialist), defeated; Eva S. Cowan (Socialist), defeated; Mildred E. Young (Prohibition), defeated; Maude S. Stowell (Prohibition), defeated; Lois Gilbert Krandell (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Chester R. Davis (Rep), elected; Kenney E. Williamson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Walter W. McLaughlin (Dem), elected; Karl A. Meyer (Dem), elected; Kenney E. Williamson (Dem), elected; Charles L. Engstrom (Rep), defeated; Charles S. Pillsbury (Rep), defeated; Charles Wham (Rep), defeated; Helen Olson (Socialist Labor), defeated; Nada Mijanovich (Socialist Labor), defeated; Gabriele McKenzie (Socialist Labor), defeated; Mildred E. Young (Prohibition), defeated; Alonzo L. Parrott (Prohibition), defeated; Clay F. Gaumer (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Wayne A. Johnston (Rep), elected; Timothy W. Swain (Rep), elected; Earl M. Hughes (Rep), elected; Joseph Bruce Campbell (Dem), defeated; Richard J. Nelson (Dem), defeated; Don Forsyth (Dem), defeated; Elizabeth W. White (Socialist Labor), defeated; Henry Schilling (Socialist Labor), defeated; Albert Bikar (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1994: Ross Harano (Dem), defeated.
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    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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