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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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Oglesby, Richard James (1825-99).

Oglesby practiced law in Sullivan, Illinois, and went to the Illinois Senate as a Republican in 1860, resigning at the outbreak of the Civil War, from which he returned a wounded hero. In 1864 he was elected to his first term as governor of Illinois, during which Illinois ratified the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments and repealed its "Black Laws." Oglesby was elected governor twice more and also served in the U.S. Senate. (DAB; ALE)

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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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