Elias Kent Kane
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
N 37° 55.044 W 089° 49.602
16S E 251520 N 4200418
Quick Description: Historical marker for the first Secretary of State for Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 7:41:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM236Y
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod
Views: 27

Long Description:
Elias Kent Kane, architect of the State's first constitution, was born in New York in 1794. Kane studied law and began his practice in Tennessee. In 1814, he moved to Kaskaskia, where he was appointed a judge of the Illinois territory.

Active in politics, in 1818, Kane was a delegate to the first state constitutional convention. He dominated the convention, which framed a constitution that allowed the retention of slavery. Governor Shadrach Bond appointed Kane as the first Secretary of State. A Jacksonian Democrat, Kane was elected to the United States Senate in 1824, where he served until his death in 1835.

County: Randolph

Dedication Date: 1986

Location: Chester Evergreen Cemetery

Historical Society: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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