William Grimshaw House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 36.612 W 090° 48.940
15S E 687518 N 4386774
Lawyer, Whig Party member, and delegate to the convention which nominated Lincoln for the presidency.
Waymark Code: WM7M85
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/08/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod
Views: 2

Marker Text:

William Grimshaw House
Built 1847

Grimshaw was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia, PA., and came to Pike County in 1833. A prominent local attorney, he was adjutant of the 17th Ill. Militia and a delegate to both state constitutional conventions as a Whig Party member. He authored the provision against dueling in the 1847 state constitution. Grimshaw participated in several court cases with Lincoln in Pike County and hired Abraham Lincoln to represent him in a federal court case in Chicago. Grimshaw's office was in one of the front rooms of his home. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago in 1860, which nominated Lincoln for President.

This series of markers can be located and text identified here: Abraham Lincoln Tour

County: Pike County

Historical Society: Abe Lincoln's Pike County

Location: 750 W. Perry St., Pittsfield

Website: [Web Link]

Dedication Date: Not listed

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