Nathaniel Pope Edit Profile
Attended Transylvania U.
Admitted to Kentucky bar, circa 1808. Secretary Illinois Territory, 1809-1816, orgainzed territory in absence of governor, revised and digested Laws of the Territory of Illinois, 1815. Territorial delegate to the United States Congress from Illinois, 1816-1818.
Register land office, Edwardsville, Illinois, 1818-1819. Responsible for present Illinois boundary giving outlet on Lake Michigan, 1818. Largely responsible for educational provisions of creating state of Illinois.
United States district judge for Illinois, 1819-1850.
Married Lucretia Backus, 6 children including John.