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First Republican Governor of Illinois inaugurated

William Henry Bissell, engraving, detail
01/12/1857
William H. Bissell, a partially paralyzed war hero who had served in the Mexican War, was inaugurated as the first Republican governor of Illinois. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation: 
"The Lincoln Log," January 12, 1857, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, http://www.thelincolnlog.org/view/1857/1/12.

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