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Joel Aldrich Matteson

In office
January 10, 1853 – January 12, 1857
Preceded by Augustus C. French
Succeeded by William Henry Bissell

Born August 8, 1808(1808-08-08)
Watertown, New York
Died September 4, 1864 (aged 56)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Fish
Profession Politician

Joel Aldrich Matteson (August 8, 1808 – January 31, 1873) was the tenth Governor of Illinois, serving from 1853 to 1857. In 1855, he became the first governor to reside in the Illinois Executive Mansion. The village of Matteson, Illinois is named in his honor.


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Preceded by
Augustus C. French
Governor of Illinois
Succeeded by
William Henry Bissell


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