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.
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