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John Lourie Beveridge


John Lourie Beveridge, American governor.


Beveridge, John Lourie was born on July 6, 1824 in Greenwich, Washington Company, New York, United States. Son of George and Ann (Hoy) Beveridge.


Went to DeKalb Company, Illinois, 1842. Educated Rock River Seminary, Mount Morris, Illinois, 1843-1845.


In autumn of 1845 went south. Taught school in Tennessee Read law and licensed there. Returned to Illinois, 1851.

Located at Sycamore; removed to Evanston, Illinois, 1854, and opened office in Chicago. Removed to California, 1895. Major 8th Illinois Cavalry, September 18, 1861.

Colonel 17th Illinois Cavalry, January 28, 1864. Bvtd. brigadier general vols., March 7, 1865. Was in battle of Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg.

Mustered out February 7, 1866. Elected sheriff Cook Company, Illinois, 1866. State senator, 1870; congressman-at-large to succeed General John A. Logan, who had been elected to the United States Senate, 1871.

Elected lieutenant governor, Illinois, on Republican ticket with General Richard J. Oglesby as governor, 1872. Upon Governor Oglesby’s election to the United States Senate, January 1873, succeeded to the gubernatorial chair and served full term, 4 years, save 10 days. Assistant treasurer of the United States at Chicago, 1881-1884.

Home: Hollywood, Calif.


Married Helen May Judson, January 20, 1848 (died May 8, 1909).

George Beveridge

Ann (Hoy) Beveridge

Helen May Judson