Wynne, Lewis B.

Born: 1815-06-30 Green County, Kentucky

Died: 1883-02-02 Washington, DC

Lewis B. Wynne was an Illinois state senator, blacksmith, and federal government official. Prior to 1834, he moved from Green County, Kentucky, to what became Menard County, Illinois. In 1842, Wynne won election, as a Democrat, to the Illinois Senate. He represented Menard, Logan, and Mason counties in the Senate from 1842 to 1845. By 1850, he was living in Cass County and working as a blacksmith. By 1860, he had moved to Washington, DC, where he was working as a clerk and owned $100 in real estate.

U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Green County, KY, 21; Petition of Mentor Graham and others to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 352; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 210-12; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Cass County, IL, 8; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Washington, DC, 220; Gravestone, Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.