1766 – Pierre Menard was born.
1803-1809 – Menard was a member of the Indiana territorial legislature.
1812 – Member of the Illinois territorial legislature.
1818 – Upon the admission of Illinois as a state, the population of the new state was divided between French-speaking and English-speaking citizens.
1820 – As a symbol of the waning power of the new state’s French-American citizens, the first Illinois General Assembly decided to move the state capital from Kaskaskia, Menard’s home town, to Vandalia.
1822 – Menard became the state’s first lieutenant governor, serving the first governor, Shadrach Bond.
– Menard left office and returned to private life.
1844 – Died and was buried at Fort Kaskaskia, near his house.