Born: 1807-XX-XX Indiana
Died: 1866-XX-XX O’Fallon, Illinois
Flourished: Carlyle, Illinois
Benjamin Bond was an prominent attorney and politician in Carlyle, Illinois. In 1834, he won election to the Illinois Senate representing Monroe and Clinton counties. He remained in the Senate until 1838, when he lost his bid for re-election. From 1838 to 1840, Bond served as secretary of the Senate. From 1844 to 1846, he was the editor of the
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