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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html


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Jayne, William (1826-1916).

Jayne was the son of Springfield's first physician, Gershom Jayne, and the younger brother of Mary Todd's close friend Julia Jayne. He was born in Springfield, educated at Illinois College, then received his medical degree from the Medical College of the University of Missouri in 1849. He returned to Springfield to practice, serving as AL's family physician. A Free-Soil Whig who turned Republican, Jayne was elected mayor of Springfield in 1859 and to the Illinois Senate a year later. AL appointed Jayne to be the first governor of Dakota Territory in 1861, and Jayne later won a contested election to represent Dakota in Congress as its territorial delegate. He returned to his Springfield medical practice in 1864. (Power; BDATG)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html
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