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Members of Congress: Illinois

Biographies of U.S. representatives and senators from Illinois
Member NameBirth-Death
ADAIR, Jackson Leroy1887-1956
ADAMS, George Everett1840-1917
ADKINS, Charles1863-1941
ALDRICH, James Franklin1853-1933
ALDRICH, William1820-1885
ALLEN, James Cameron1822-1912
ALLEN, John Clayton1860-1939
ALLEN, Leo Elwood1898-1973
ALLEN, William Joshua1829-1901
ALLEN, Willis1806-1859
ANDERSON, George Alburtus1853-1896
ANDERSON, John Bayard1922- 
ANDERSON, William Black1830-1901
ANNUNZIO, Frank1915-2001
ARENDS, Leslie Cornelius1895-1985
ARNOLD, Isaac Newton1815-1884
ARNOLD, Laurence Fletcher1891-1966
ARNOLD, William Wright1877-1957
BAGBY, John Courts1819-1896
BAKER, David Jewett1792-1869
BAKER, Edward Dickinson1811-1861
BAKER, Jehu1822-1903
BALTZ, William Nicolas1860-1943
BARBER, Hiram, Jr.1835-1924
BARNES, James Martin1899-1958
BARRERE, Granville1829-1889
BEAM, Harry Peter1892-1967
BEAN, Melissa L.1962- 
BELKNAP, Hugh Reid1860-1901
BEVERIDGE, John Lourie1824-1910
BIGGERT, Judy Borg1937- 
BISHOP, Cecil William (Runt)1890-1971
BISSELL, William Harrison1811-1860
BLACK, John Charles1839-1915
BLAGOJEVICH, Rod R.1956- 
BOND, Shadrack1773-1832
BORCHERS, Charles Martin1869-1946
BOUTELL, Henry Sherman1856-1926
BOWLER, James Bernard1875-1957
BOYD, Thomas Alexander1830-1897
BOYER, Lewis Leonard1886-1944
BOYLE, Charles Augustus1907-1959
BREESE, Sidney1800-1878
BRENNAN, Martin Adlai1879-1941
BRENTANO, Lorenzo1813-1891
BRITTEN, Frederick Albert1871-1946
BROMWELL, Henry Pelham Holmes1823-1903
BROOKS, Charles Wayland1897-1957
BROOKS, Edwin Bruce1868-1933
BROWNING, Orville Hickman1806-1881
BRUCE, Terry Lee1944- 
BUCHANAN, Frank1862-1930
BUCKBEE, John Theodore1871-1936
BUCKLEY, James Richard1870-1945
BUCKLEY, James Vincent1894-1954
BURCHARD, Horatio Chapin1825-1908
BURR, Albert George1829-1882
BURRELL, Orlando1826-1921
BURRIS, Roland1937- 
BUSBEY, Fred Ernst1895-1966
BUSEY, Samuel Thompson1835-1909
BYRNE, Emmet Francis1896-1974
CABLE, Benjamin Taylor1853-1923
CALDWELL, Ben Franklin1848-1924
CAMPBELL, Alexander1814-1898
CAMPBELL, James Romulus1853-1924
CAMPBELL, Thompson1811-1868
CANNON, Joseph Gurney1836-1926
CARLSON, Cliffard Dale1915-1977
CASEY, Zadok1796-1862
CAULFIELD, Bernard Gregory1828-1887
CHAMPION, Edwin Van Meter1890-1976
CHAPMAN, Pleasant Thomas1854-1931
CHESNEY, Chester Anton1916-1986
CHILDS, Robert Andrew1845-1915
CHINDBLOM, Carl Richard1870-1956
CHIPERFIELD, Burnett Mitchell1870-1940
CHIPERFIELD, Robert Bruce1899-1971
CHURCH, Marguerite Stitt1892-1990
CHURCH, Ralph Edwin1883-1950
CLEMENTS, Isaac1837-1909
CLIPPINGER, Roy1886-1962
COLLIER, Harold Reginald1915-2006
COLLINS, Cardiss1931- 
COLLINS, George Washington1925-1972
CONNOLLY, James Austin1843-1914
COOK, Burton Chauncey1819-1894
COOK, Daniel Pope1794-1827
COOKE, Edward Dean1849-1897
COPLEY, Ira Clifton1864-1947
CORCORAN, Thomas Joseph1939- 
CORWIN, Franklin1818-1879
COSTELLO, Jerry Francis1949- 
COX, John W., Jr.1947- 
CRANE, Daniel Bever1936- 
CRANE, Philip Miller1930- 
CREBS, John Montgomery1830-1890
CROWLEY, Joseph Burns1858-1931
CULLEN, William1826-1914
CULLOM, Shelby Moore1829-1914
CUSACK, Thomas1858-1926
DAVIS, Danny K.1941- 
DAVIS, David1815-1886
DAVIS, George Royal1840-1899
DAVIS, Jack1935- 
DAVIS, Jacob Cunningham1820-1883
DAWSON, William Levi1886-1970
DAY, Stephen Albion1882-1950
DE PRIEST, Oscar Stanton1871-1951
DENEEN, Charles Samuel1863-1940
DENISON, Edward Everett1873-1953
DERWINSKI, Edward Joseph1926- 
DEWEY, Charles Schuveldt1880-1980
DICKSON, Frank Stoddard1876-1953
DIETERICH, William Henry1876-1940
DIRKSEN, Everett McKinley1896-1969
DIXON, Alan John1927- 
DOBBINS, Donald Claude1878-1943
DOLD, Robert1971- 
DOUGLAS, Emily Taft1899-1994
DOUGLAS, Paul Howard1892-1976
DOUGLAS, Stephen Arnold1813-1861
DOWNING, Finis Ewing1846-1936
DOYLE, Thomas Aloysius1886-1935
DUNCAN, Joseph1794-1844
DUNHAM, Ransom Williams1838-1896
DURBIN, Richard Joseph1944- 
DURBOROW, Allan Cathcart, Jr.1857-1908
EDEN, John Rice1826-1909
EDWARDS, Ninian1775-1833
ELLWOOD, Reuben1821-1885
EMANUEL, Rahm1959- 
EMERICH, Martin1846-1922
ERLENBORN, John Neal1927-2005
EVANS, Lane Allen1951- 
EVANS, Lynden1858-1926
EWING, Thomas W.1935- 
EWING, William Lee Davidson1795-1846
FARNSWORTH, John Franklin1820-1897
FARWELL, Charles Benjamin1823-1903
FARY, John G.1911-1984
FAWELL, Harris W.1929- 
FEELY, John Joseph1875-1905
FICKLIN, Orlando Bell1808-1886
FINDLEY, Paul1921- 
FINERTY, John Frederick1846-1908
FINNEGAN, Edward Rowan1905-1971
FITHIAN, George Washington1854-1921
FITZGERALD, Peter G.1960- 
FITZHENRY, Louis1870-1935
FLANAGAN, Michael P.1962- 
FORMAN, William St. John1847-1908
FORSYTHE, Albert Palaska1830-1906
FORT, Greenbury Lafayette1825-1883
FOSS, George Edmund1863-1936
FOSTER, Bill1955- 
FOSTER, George Peter1858-1928
FOSTER, Martin David1861-1919
FOUKE, Philip Bond1818-1876
FOWLER, Hiram Robert1851-1926
FRIES, Frank William1893-1980
FULLER, Charles Eugene1849-1926
FUNK, Benjamin Franklin1838-1909
FUNK, Frank Hamilton1869-1940
GALLAGHER, Thomas1850-1930
GEST, William Harrison1838-1912
GILLESPIE, James Frank1869-1954
GLENN, Otis Ferguson1879-1959
GOLDZIER, Julius1854-1925
GORDON, Thomas Sylvy1893-1959
GORMAN, George Edmund1873-1935
GORMAN, John Jerome1883-1949
GORSKI, Martin1886-1949
GRAFF, Joseph Verdi1854-1921
GRAHAM, James McMahon1852-1945
GRAHAM, William Johnson1872-1937
GRANATA, Peter Charles1898-1973
GRAY, Kenneth James1924- 
GROTBERG, John1925-1986
GUTIÉRREZ, Luis Vicente1953- 
HADLEY, William Flavius Lester1847-1901
HALL, Homer William1870-1954
HALL, Tim Lee1925-2008
HALVORSON, Deborah L.1958- 
HANRAHAN, Robert Paul1934-2011
HARDIN, John J.1810-1847
HARDING, Abner Clark1807-1874
HARE, Phil1949- 
HARRIS, Charles Murray1821-1896
HARRIS, Thomas Langrell1816-1858
HARRISON, Carter Henry1825-1893
HARTZELL, William1837-1903
HASTERT, John Dennis1942- 
HAWK, Robert Moffett Allison1839-1882
HAWLEY, John Baldwin1831-1895
HAY, John Breese1834-1916
HAYES, Charles Arthur1918-1997
HAYES, Philip Cornelius1833-1916
HEIDINGER, James Vandaveer1882-1945
HENDERSON, Thomas Jefferson1824-1911
HENRY, John1800-1882
HILL, Charles Augustus1833-1902
HILL, Robert Potter1874-1937
HINEBAUGH, William Henry1867-1943
HINRICHSEN, William Henry1850-1907
HITT, Robert Roberts1834-1906
HODGES, Charles Drury1810-1884
HOFFMAN, Elmer Joseph1899-1976
HOFFMAN, Richard William1893-1975
HOGE, Joseph Pendleton1810-1891
HOLADAY, William Perry1882-1946
HOPKINS, Albert Jarvis1846-1922
HOWELL, George Evan1905-1980
HOXWORTH, Stephen Arnold1860-1930
HUCK, Winnifred Sprague Mason1882-1936
HULL, Morton Denison1867-1937
HULL, William Edgar1866-1942
HULTGREN, Randy1966- 
HUNTER, Andrew Jackson1831-1913
HURLBUT, Stephen Augustus1815-1882
HYDE, Henry John1924-2007
IGOE, James Thomas1883-1971
IGOE, Michael Lambert1885-1967
INGERSOLL, Ebon Clark1831-1879
IRELAND, Clifford Cady1878-1930
IRWIN, Edward Michael1869-1933
JACKSON, Jesse L., Jr.1965- 
JENISON, Edward Halsey1907-1996
JETT, Thomas Marion1862-1939
JOHNSON, Anton Joseph1878-1958
JOHNSON, Calvin Dean1898-1985
JOHNSON, Timothy V.1946- 
JOHNSON, William Richard1875-1938
JONAS, Edgar Allan1885-1965
JUDD, Norman Buel1815-1878
JUUL, Niels1859-1929
KANE, Elias Kent1794-1835
KARCH, Charles Adam1875-1932
KEENEY, Russell Watson1897-1958
KELLER, Kent Ellsworth1867-1954
KELLOGG, William1814-1872
KELLY, Edward Austin1892-1969
KERN, Frederick John1864-1931
KING, Edward John1867-1929
KINZINGER, Adam1978- 
KIRK, Mark Steven1959- 
KLUCZYNSKI, John Carl1896-1975
KNAPP, Anthony Lausett1828-1881
KNAPP, Robert McCarty1831-1889
KNOPF, Philip1847-1920
KNOX, James1807-1876
KOCIALKOWSKI, Leo Paul1882-1958
KUNZ, Stanley Henry1864-1946
KUYKENDALL, Andrew Jackson1815-1891
LaHOOD, Ray H.1945- 
LANDES, Silas Zephaniah1842-1910
LANE, Edward1842-1912
LATHROP, William1825-1907
LAWLER, Frank1842-1896
LE MOYNE, John Valcoulon1828-1918
LEWIS, James Hamilton1863-1939
LEWIS, John Henry1830-1929
LIBONATI, Roland Victor1900-1991
LINCOLN, Abraham1809-1865
LINEHAN, Neil Joseph1895-1967
LINK, William Walter1884-1950
LIPINSKI, Daniel1966- 
LIPINSKI, William Oliver1937- 
LOGAN, John Alexander1826-1886
LONG, Lewis Marshall1883-1957
LORIMER, William1861-1934
LOVEJOY, Owen1811-1864
LOWDEN, Frank Orren1861-1943
LUCAS, Scott Wike1892-1968
LUNDIN, Frederick1868-1947
MACIEJEWSKI, Anton Frank1893-1949
MACK, Peter Francis, Jr.1916-1986
MADDEN, Martin Barnaby1855-1928
MADIGAN, Edward Rell1936-1994
MAHONEY, William Frank1856-1904
MAJOR, James Earl1887-1972
MANN, James Robert1856-1922
MANZULLO, Donald A.1944- 
MARSH, Benjamin Franklin1839-1905
MARSHALL, Samuel Scott1821-1890
MARTIN, Charles1856-1917
MARTIN, James Stewart1826-1907
MARTIN, John Cunningham1880-1952
MARTIN, Lynn Morley1939- 
MASON, Harry Howland1873-1946
MASON, Noah Morgan1882-1965
MASON, William Ernest1850-1921
MAY, William L.1793c-1849
McANDREWS, James1862-1942
McCLERNAND, John Alexander1812-1900
McCLORY, Robert1908-1988
McCORMICK, Joseph Medill1877-1925
McCORMICK, Ruth Hanna1880-1944
McDANNOLD, John James1851-1904
McDERMOTT, James Thomas1872-1938
McGANN, Lawrence Edward1852-1928
McGAVIN, Charles1874-1940
McKENZIE, John Charles1860-1941
McKEOUGH, Raymond Stephen1888-1979
McKINLEY, William Brown1856-1926
McKINNEY, James1852-1934
McLEAN, John1791-1830
McLOSKEY, Robert Thaddeus1907-1990
McMILLEN, Rolla Coral1880-1961
McNEELY, Thompson Ware1835-1921
McNULTA, John1837-1900
McROBERTS, Samuel1799-1843
McVEY, William Estus1885-1958
MEEKS, James Andrew1864-1946
METCALFE, Ralph Harold1910-1978
MICHAELSON, Magne Alfred1878-1949
MICHALEK, Anthony1878-1916
MICHEL, Robert Henry1923- 
MICKEY, J. Ross1856-1928
MIKVA, Abner Joseph1926- 
MILLER, Edward Edwin1880-1946
MILLS, Daniel Webster1838-1904
MITCHELL, Arthur Wergs1883-1968
MOLONY, Richard Sheppard1811-1891
MOORE, Allen Francis1869-1945
MOORE, Jesse Hale1817-1883
MORRIS, Isaac Newton1812-1879
MORRISON, James Lowry Donaldson1816-1888
MORRISON, William Ralls1824-1909
MOSELEY BRAUN, Carol1947- 
MOULTON, Samuel Wheeler1821-1905
MOXLEY, William James1851-1938
MOYNIHAN, Patrick Henry1869-1946
MURPHY, Everett Jerome1852-1922
MURPHY, Morgan Francis1932- 
MURPHY, William Thomas1899-1978
MURRAY, James Cunningham1917-1999
NEECE, William Henry1831-1909
NESBIT, Walter1878-1938
NEWBERRY, Walter Cass1835-1912
NOONAN, Edward Thomas1861-1923
NORTON, Jesse Olds1812-1875
O'BRIEN, George Miller1917-1986
O'BRIEN, Thomas Joseph1878-1964
O'HAIR, Frank Trimble1870-1932
O'HARA, Barratt1882-1969
OBAMA, Barack1961- 
OGLESBY, Richard James1824-1899
OWENS, Thomas Leonard1897-1948
PADDOCK, George Arthur1885-1964
PALMER, John McAuley1817-1900
PARSONS, Claude VanCleve1895-1941
PAYSON, Lewis Edwin1840-1909
PERCY, Charles Harting1919- 
PHELPS, David Dwain1947- 
PLUMB, Ralph1816-1903
POPE, Nathaniel1784-1850
PORTER, John Edward1935- 
POSHARD, Glenn1945- 
POST, Philip Sidney1833-1895
PRICE, Charles Melvin1905-1988
PRINCE, George Washington1854-1939
PUCINSKI, Roman Conrad1919-2002
QUIGLEY, Mike1958- 
RAILSBACK, Thomas Fisher1932- 
RAINEY, Henry Thomas1860-1934
RAINEY, John William1880-1923
RAMEY, Frank Marion1881-1942
RATHBONE, Henry Riggs1870-1928
RAUM, Green Berry1829-1909
RAY, William Henry1812-1881
REED, Chauncey William1890-1956
REEVES, Walter1848-1909
REID, Charlotte Thompson1913-2007
REID, Frank R.1879-1945
REMANN, Frederick1847-1895
RESA, Alexander John1887-1964
REYNOLDS, John1788-1865
REYNOLDS, Mel1952- 
RICE, Edward Young1820-1883
RICE, John Blake1809-1874
RICHARDSON, William Alexander1811-1875
RIGGS, James Milton1839-1933
RIGNEY, Hugh McPheeters1873-1950
RINAKER, John Irving1830-1915
RIVES, Zeno John1874-1939
ROBINSON, James Carroll1823-1886
ROBINSON, John McCracken1794-1843
RODENBERG, William August1865-1937
RONAN, Daniel John1914-1969
ROSKAM, Peter1961- 
ROSS, Lewis Winans1812-1895
ROSTENKOWSKI, Daniel David1928-2010
ROWAN, William A.1882-1961
ROWELL, Jonathan Harvey1833-1908
RUMSFELD, Donald Henry1932- 
RUSH, Bobby L.1946- 
RUSSO, Martin Anthony1944- 
SABATH, Adolph Joachim1866-1952
SANGMEISTER, George Edward1931-2007
SAVAGE, Gus1925- 
SCHAEFER, Edwin Martin1887-1950
SCHAKOWSKY, Janice D.1944- 
SCHILLING, Bobby1964- 
SCHISLER, Darwin Gale1933- 
SCHOCK, Aaron1981- 
SCHUETZ, Leonard William1887-1944
SCOTT, Owen1848-1928
SELBY, Thomas Jefferson1840-1917
SEMPLE, James1798-1866
SHAW, Aaron1811-1887
SHAW, Guy Loren1881-1950
SHEEHAN, Timothy Patrick1909-2000
SHERMAN, Lawrence Yates1858-1939
SHERWIN, John Crocker1838-1904
SHIELDS, James1806/1810-1879
SHIMKUS, John M.1958- 
SHIPLEY, George Edward1927-2003
SIMON, Paul Martin1928-2003
SIMPSON, Edna Oakes1891-1984
SIMPSON, James, Jr.1905-1960
SIMPSON, Sidney Elmer1894-1958
SINGLETON, James Washington1811-1892
SLADE, Charlesca. 1797-1834
SLATTERY, James Michael1878-1948
SMITH, Dietrich Conrad1840-1914
SMITH, Frank Leslie1867-1950
SMITH, George Washington1846-1907
SMITH, Ralph Tyler1915-1972
SMITH, Robert1802-1867
SMITH, Thomas Vernor1890-1964
SNAPP, Henry1822-1895
SNAPP, Howard Malcolm1855-1938
SNOW, Herman Wilber1836-1914
SNYDER, Adam Wilson1799-1842
SPARKS, William Andrew Jackson1828-1904
SPRINGER, William Lee1909-1992
SPRINGER, William McKendree1836-1903
SPROUL, Elliott Wilford1856-1935
STACK, Edmund John1874-1957
STEPHENSON, Benjamin -1822
STERLING, John Allen1857-1918
STEVENS, Bradford Newcomb1813-1885
STEVENSON, Adlai Ewing1835-1914
STEVENSON, Adlai Ewing III1930- 
STEWARD, Lewis1824-1896
STEWART, Bennett McVey1912-1988
STONE, Claudius Ulysses1879-1957
STRATTON, William Grant1914-2001
STRINGER, Lawrence Beaumont1866-1942
STUART, John Todd1807-1885
SUMNER, Jessie1898-1994
TAVENNER, Clyde Howard1882-1942
TAYLOR, Abner1829-1903
THISTLEWOOD, Napoleon Bonaparte1837-1915
THOMAS, Jesse Burgess1777-1853
THOMAS, John Robert1846-1914
THOMPSON, Chester Charles1893-1971
THOMSON, Charles Marsh1877-1943
THORNTON, Anthony1814-1904
TIPTON, Thomas Foster1833-1904
TOWNSHEND, Richard Wellington1840-1889
TRUMBULL, Lyman1813-1896
TURNER, Thomas Johnston1815-1874
TWYMAN, Robert Joseph1897-1976
VAIL, Richard Bernard1895-1955
VELDE, Harold Himmel1910-1985
VURSELL, Charles Wesley1881-1974
WALSH, Joe1961- 
WARD, James Hugh1853-1916
WARD, Jasper Delos1829-1902
WARNER, Vespasian1842-1925
WASHBURNE, Elihu Benjamin1816-1887
WASHINGTON, Harold1922-1987
WELLER, Gerald C. (Jerry)1957- 
WENTWORTH, John1815-1888
WHARTON, Charles Stuart1875-1939
WHEAT, William Howard1879-1944
WHEELER, Hamilton Kinkaid1848-1918
WHEELER, Loren Edgar1862-1932
WHITE, George Elon1848-1935
WHITING, Richard Henry1826-1888
WIKE, Scott1834-1901
WILLIAMS, James Robert1850-1923
WILLIAMS, Thomas Sutler1872-1940
WILLIAMS, William Elza1857-1921
WILSON, William Warfield1868-1942
WOOD, Benson1839-1915
WOODMAN, Charles Walhart1844-1898
WOODWORTH, James Hutchinson1804-1869
WORTHINGTON, Nicholas Ellsworth1836-1916
YATES, Richard1860-1936
YATES, Richard1815-1873
YATES, Sidney Richard1909-2000
YOUNG, Richard Montgomery1798-1861
YOUNG, Samuel Hollingsworth1922- 
YOUNG, Timothy Roberts1811-1898

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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