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Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Governor Charles Deneen

1905-1913

 
 
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Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 23, 2021
1. Governor Charles Deneen Marker
Inscription.  Charles Samuel Deneen, Illinois' 23rd governor, was born in Edwardsville in 1863. Deneen was raised in nearby Lebanon, where he graduated from McKendree College (now McKendree University) in 1882. He later attended Union College of Law in Chicago (now Northwestern University) and was admitted to the Illinois Bar Association in 1886. In 1892, Deneen was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. He later served as state's attorney of Cook County for eight years until elected governor. As governor, Deneen led the passage of legislation creating the primary election process in Illinois. He also increased the public education budget and made improvements to workers' compensation provisions and child labor laws. After serving two terms, Deneen was defeated but went on to represent Illinois as a U.S. senator from 1925-1931. Following the completion of his term in the Senate, Deneen returned to Chicago where he practiced law until his death in 1940.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 38° 48.482′ N, 89° 57.326′ 
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W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on South Main Street (Illinois Route 159) south of West Schwartz Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 S Main St, Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor Thomas Ford (here, next to this marker); Governor John Reynolds (here, next to this marker); Governor Ninian Edwards (here, next to this marker); Governor Edward Coles (here, next to this marker); The Madison County Poor Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Stephenson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
 
Also see . . .  Charles S. Deneen on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 30, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Governor Charles Deneen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 23, 2021
2. Governor Charles Deneen Marker
Marker is on a post (farthest on the right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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