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Thomas Ford

Born: Dec 5, 1800

Death: Nov 3, 1850

Birthplace: Uniontown

Nationality: United States

Thomas Ford

Date of Birth : Dec 5, 1800
Date of Death : Nov 3, 1850
Birth Place : Uniontown

Thomas Ford was the eighth Governor of Illinois, and served in this capacity from 1842 to 1846. A Democrat, he is remembered largely for his involvement in the death of Joseph Smith, and the subsequent Illinois Mormon War. He is also the author of A History of Illinois, published posthumously about the state from its founding in 1818 until 1847.


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