Shadrach Bond facts for kids
|1st Governor of Illinois|
October 6, 1818 – December 5, 1822
|Preceded by||Ninian Edwards
as Territorial Governor of Illinois
|Succeeded by||Edward Coles|
November 24, 1773|
|Died||April 12, 1832
Shadrach Bond (November 24, 1773 – April 12, 1832) was a representative from Illinois Territory to the United States Congress. In 1818, he was elected the first Governor of Illinois, becoming the new state's first chief executive. In an example of American politics during the Era of Good Feelings, Bond was elected to both positions without opposition.
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