Thomas Ford

Politician

1800 – 1850

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Who was Thomas Ford?

Thomas Ford was the eighth Governor of Illinois, and served in this capacity from 1842 to 1846. A Democrat, he is remembered largely for his involvement in the death of Joseph Smith, Jr., and the subsequent Illinois Mormon War. He is also the author of A History of Illinois, published posthumously about the state from its founding in 1818 until 1847.

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Born
Dec 5, 1800
Uniontown
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Transylvania University
Died
Nov 3, 1850
Peoria

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on July 23, 2013

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