The Governor Takes A Bride

The Governor Takes A Bride

The Celebrated Marriage of Cora English and John R. Tanner, Governor of Illinois (1897-1901)

Book - 1977
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Their courtship was national news, and their wedding probably has never had an equal in Illinois history for the at­tention it received. The inauguration of John R. Tanner twelve days later, on January 11, 1897, seemed only a prolongation of the wedding celebration. And the move into the Executive Man­sion was a triumphant conclusion to the courtship and wedding.


This cameolike portrait of the Gov­ernor and his lovely bride is remarkable for the picture of an era it creates. It was a brief period, for Tanner died in 1901, shortly after his term of office ended, but he and Cora English Tanner continue to occupy a unique place in Illinois history.

Publisher: Carbondale : Published for the Illinois State Historical Society [by] Southern Illinois University Press, c1977.
ISBN: 9780809308248
Characteristics: 82 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Trutter, Edith English


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