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Gregg, David L.

Born: 1815-XX-XX Albany, New York

Died: 1868-12-23 Nevada Territory

In 1839, Gregg moved from Albany to Joliet, Illinois, where he began practicing law and editing the Joliet Courier. Gregg served as a legislator in the Illinois General Assembly from 1842 to 1846. Later, he moved to Chicago, where he served as United States district attorney. In 1847, he represented Cook County, Illinois, in the state constitutional convention. In 1849, he was a professor of rhetoric at University of St. Mary's of the Lake in Chicago. Gregg served as Illinois secretary of state from 1850 to 1853. In 1852, he narrowly lost the Democratic nomination for governor and served as a Democratic presidential elector.

Arthur Charles Cole, ed., The Constitutional Debates of 1847, vol. 14 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Constitutional Series (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1919), 2:961; The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography (New York: James T. White, 1906), 13:319-20.