List of Illinois Secretaries of State

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This is a list of all people who have served as Illinois Territorial Secretary [1] and Illinois Secretary of State. [2]

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Territorial Secretary

Secretaries of the Illinois Territory were appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate. Nathaniel Pope became left after being elected as the territory's non-voting delegate to Congress. [1] :12

#NameStartEnd
1 Nathaniel Pope 1809-04-25 [1] :91816 [1] :19
2 Joseph B. Phillips [1] :121816-12-16 [3] 1818-10-09 [3]

Secretary of State

Secretaries of State before 1848 were appointed by governors; Horace S. Cooley was both appointed by Governor French under that system, and retained in office by election under the 1848 Constitution. [2]

Each officer holder is listed with his home county as given in the Illinois Blue Book. [2]

#namepartystartendcountynotes
1 Elias Kent Kane Democratic-Republican1818-10-061822-12-16 Randolph Resigned
2 Samuel D. Lockwood Democratic-Republican1822-12-181823-04-02 Madison Resigned
3 David Blackwell Democratic-Republican1823-04-021824-10-15 St. Clair Resigned
4 Morris Birkbeck Democratic-Republican1824-10-151825-01-15 Edwards Resigned
5 George Forquer Democratic-Republican1825-01-151828-12-31 Sangamon Resigned
6 Alexander Pope Field Democratic1829-01-231840-11-30 Union Removed
7 Stephen A. Douglas Democratic1840-11-301841-02-27 Morgan Resigned
8 Lyman Trumbull Democratic1841-03-011843-03-04 St. Clair Removed
9 Thompson Campbell Democratic1843-03-061846-12-23 Jo Daviess Resigned
10 Horace S. Cooley Democratic1846-12-231850-04-02 Adams First to be elected; died
11 David L. Gregg Democratic1850-04-021853-01-10 Cook
12 Alexander Starne Democratic1853-01-101857-01-12 Pike
13 Ozias M. Hatch Republican1857-01-121865-01-16 Pike
14 Sharon Tyndale Republican1865-01-161869-01-11 St. Clair
15 Edward Rummel Republican1869-01-111873-01-13 Peoria
16 George H. Harlow Republican1873-01-131881-01-17 Tazewell
17 Henry D. Dement Republican1881-01-171889-01-14 Lee
18 Isaac N. Pearson Republican1889-01-141893-01-10 McDonough
19 William H. Hinrichsen Democratic1893-01-101897-01-11 Morgan
20 James A. Rose Republican1897-01-111912-05-29 Pope Died
21 Cornelius J. Doyle Republican1912-06-031913-02-03 Greene Appointed by Gov. Deneen
22 Harry Woods Democratic1913-02-031914-10-11 Cook Died
23 Lewis G. Stevenson Democratic1914-10-141917-01-08 McLean Appointed by Gov. Dunne
24 Louis L. Emmerson Republican1917-01-081929-01-14 Jefferson
25 William J. Stratton Republican1929-01-141933-01-09 Lake
26 Edward J. Hughes Democratic1933-01-091944-06-28 Cook Died
27 Richard Yates Rowe Republican1944-06-301945-01-08 Morgan Appointed by Gov. Green
28 Edward J. Barrett Democratic1945-01-081953-01-12 Cook
29 Charles F. Carpentier Republican1953-01-121964-04-03 Rock Island Died
30 William H. Chamberlain Democratic1964-04-031965-01-11 Sangamon Appointed by Gov. Kerner
31 Paul Powell Democratic1965-01-111970-10-10 Johnson Died
32 John W. Lewis, Jr. Republican1970-10-131973-01-08 Clark Appointed by Gov. Ogilvie
33 Michael J. Howlett Democratic1973-01-081977-01-10 Cook
34 Alan J. Dixon Democratic1977-01-101981-01-03 St. Clair Resigned to become U.S. Senator
35 James Edgar Republican1981-01-051991-01-14 Coles Appointed by Gov. Thompson; elected after
36 George H. Ryan Republican1991-01-141999-01-11 Kankakee
37 Jesse White Democratic1999-01-11 Cook Incumbent as of 2022

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Howlett, Michael J. (August 1977). Keepers of the Seal: a History of the Secretaries of State of Illinois and How Their Office Grew. Springfield, Illinois: State of Illinois. hdl:2027/uiug.30112118344933.
  2. 1 2 3 Illinois Blue Book (PDF) (2017-2018 ed.). Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Secretary of State. p. 362.
  3. 1 2 "Joseph Phillips - Previous Illinois Supreme Court Justice". Welcome to Illinois Courts. Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts for the Illinois Supreme Court . Retrieved February 20, 2019.