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People/Characters: Joseph Gillespie

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The Case of Abraham Lincoln by Julie M. Fensterpolitician & lawyer
Herndon's Life of Lincoln by William Henry Herndon
Lincoln as I Knew Him: Gossip, Tributes and Revelations from His Best Friends and Worst Enemies by Harold Holzer
Lincoln's New Salem by Benjamin P. Thomas
We Are Lincoln Men: Abraham Lincoln and His Friends by David Herbert Donald

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Joseph Gillespie (August 22, 1809 – January 7, 1885) was an American politician from New York. Moving with his family to Illinois at a young age, Gillespie fought in the Black Hawk War before studying law at Transylvania University. Upon graduation, he was elected to a two-year term in the Illinois House of Representatives, where he once jumped out of a window with Abraham Lincoln to stop a quorum. He was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1846, serving for twelve years. He was a founder of the Illinois Republican Party and served on the Illinois circuit courts for twelve years.

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