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5th Illinois General Assembly

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Type  Bicameral
5th Illinois General Assembly
Houses  Senate House of Representatives
President of the Senate  William Kinney, Independent
Speaker of the House of Representatives  John McLean, Independent
Seats  18 Senators 36 Representatives

The 5th Illinois General Assembly, consisting of the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives, met from December 4, 1826 to February 19, 1827, at The Vandalia State House. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the provisions of the First Illinois Constitution. Political parties were not established in Illinois at the time.


The 5th General Assembly was preceded by the 4th Illinois General Assembly, and was succeeded by the 6th Illinois General Assembly.


Senators and Representatives were both allotted to counties roughly by population and elected at-large within their districts. Bond and Montgomery counties shared a single senator.


  • Secretary: Emanuel J. West
  • Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk: A.F. Grant
  • Sergeant at Arms: Joseph Chance
  • House of Representatives

  • Clerk: William Lee D. Ewing
  • Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk: H. Roundtree
  • Doorkeeper: Bowling Green
  • Works cited

  • Moses, John (1892). Illinois, historical and statistical. 
  • Blue Book of the State of Illinois. 1919. 
  • References

    5th Illinois General Assembly Wikipedia

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