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Oglesby, Richard James

Born: 1824 AD
Died: 1899 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1824 – Born on the 24th of July in Floydsburg, Kentucky.

1832 – He worked as a farmhand, ropemaker, and carpenter.

1846 – He was commissioned a first lieutenant in the 4th Illinois Infantry regiment.

1848 – He studied at Louisville Law School.

1851 – He returned to lllinois to joined the Republican Party.

1858 – He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Congressman.

1860 – He was elected to the lllinois Senate.

1861 – He was appointed Colonel of the 8th Illinois Infantry regiment.

1862 – He was severely wounded in his chest and back at the Battle of Corinth.

1864 – He resigned his commission to run for governor on the Republican ticket.

1865 – He was elected by a large majority and served as the Governor of lllinois.

1884 – He was reelected governor for a third time, becoming the first man in Illinois history to serve three times as governor.

1899 – He died on the 24th of April in Elkhart, lllinois.