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Illinois House of Representatives

City: Springfield

County: Sangamon

State: Illinois

The Illinois House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Illinois General Assembly. The House met in Kaskaskia in 1818 and 1819, in Vandalia from 1820 to 1839, and in Springfield beginning in 1839. Abraham Lincoln was a member of the House of Representatives from 1834 to 1842.

Ill. Const. of 1818, art. II, § 1; Ill. Const. of 1848, art. III, § 1; John Clayton, comp., Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac 1673-1968 (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 22-24, 204, 205, 207, 209.