Joseph W. Fifer

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This article incorporates facts obtained from: Lawrence Kestenbaum, The Political Graveyard

Joseph Wilson Fifer
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19th Governor of Illinois
In office
January 14, 1889 January 10, 1893
Party political offices
Preceded by Republican nominee for Governor of Illinois
1888, 1892
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Illinois
1889–1893
Succeeded by
Government offices
Preceded by Commissioner of the Interstate Commerce Commission
1899–1905
Succeeded by

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