Elias Kent Kane
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
N 37° 55.006 W 089° 49.607
16S E 251510 N 4200348
Quick Description: Gravesite and historical marker of US Senator Elias Kent Kane.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 7:55:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM2372
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 18

Long Description:
Elias Kent Kane was US Senator, first Illinois Secretary of State and architect of Illinois' first constitution. There is a historical marker at his grave.
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.

Date of birth: 01/01/1794

Date of death: 01/01/1835

Area of notoriety: Politics

Marker Type: Horizontal Marker

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

Web site: Not listed

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