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Ninian Edwards


In office
December 6, 1826 – December 6, 1830
Lieutenant William Kinney
Preceded by Edward Coles
Succeeded by John Reynolds

Born March 17, 1775(1775-03-17)
Montgomery County, Maryland
Died July 20, 1833 (aged 58)
Belleville, Illinois
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Elvira Lane
Children Ninian, Julia Catherine
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Ninian Edwards (March 17, 1775 – July 20, 1833) was a U.S. political figure.

Born in 1775 in Montgomery County, Maryland, Edwards served as the only governor of Illinois Territory between 1809 and 1818 and again as the third Governor of Illinois (as a state) from 1826 until 1830. He served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1818 to 1824.

Upon his death from cholera in 1833 in Belleville, Illinois, Edwards was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery.[1]

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United States Senate
Preceded by
None
United States Senator (Class 3) from Illinois
1818–1824
Served alongside: Jesse B. Thomas
Succeeded by
John McLean
Political offices
New creation
Formation of Illinois Territory
Governor of Illinois Territory
1809–1818
Succeeded by
Shadrach Bond
as Governor of Illinois
Preceded by
Edward Coles
Governor of Illinois
1826–1830
Succeeded by
John Reynolds
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