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Joel Aldrich Matteson
|10th Governor of Illinois|
January 10, 1853 – January 12, 1857
|Preceded by||Augustus C. French|
|Succeeded by||William Henry Bissell|
August 8, 1808|
Watertown, New York
|Died||January 31, 1873
Joel Aldrich Matteson (August 8, 1808 – January 31, 1873) was the 10th Governor of Illinois, serving from 1853 to 1857. In 1855, he became the first governor to live in the Illinois Executive Mansion. After his term as governor ended he was for many years the president of the Chicago and Alton Railroad. The last years of his life were marred by charges of corruption in the Canal Scrip Fraud case. The village of Matteson, Illinois is named in his honor. Matteson was buried in Joliet, Illinois.
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