Governor from Warsaw

US 42 & KY 35, Warsaw, KY

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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"Birthplace of Richard Yates, 1818. In Illinois legislature for three terms; U.S. Congress, 1851-55. As Governor of Illinois, 1861-65, he vigorously supported Lincoln and state exceeded the call for volunteers. Member of U.S. Senate, 1865-71. Delegate to conventions that nominated Lincoln and Grant for President. Yates died 1873. A son Illinois Governor, 1901-04."

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  • September 22, 2012: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • April 8, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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