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Jesse W. Fell

Born: Nov 10, 1808

Death: Feb 25, 1887

Birthplace: Chester County

Nationality: United States

Jesse W. Fell

Date of Birth : Nov 10, 1808
Date of Death : Feb 25, 1887
Birth Place : Chester County

Jesse W. Fell was a Bloomington, Illinois businessman and land owner instrumental in the establishment of communities throughout Central Illinois and for the founding of Illinois State University. A close friend of Abraham Lincoln it was Fell who urged him to challenge his opponent, Stephen A. Douglas, to their famous series of debates.

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  • Jesse Fell
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