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Lieutenant-Governor Wood sworn in as Governor of Illinois after the death of William Bissell

Illinois State House, Springfield, Illinois
03/20/1860
Two days before, the sitting Republican governor, William Henry Bissell, had become the first governor of Illinois to die in office, a victim of pneumonia.  Lieutenant-Governor John Wood was inaugurated at the State Capitol in Springfield on this day.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 195.

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