Joel Aldrich Matteson
|10th Governor of Illinois|
January 10, 1853 – January 12, 1857
|Preceded by||Augustus C. French|
|Succeeded by||William Henry Bissell|
|Born||August 8, 1808|
Watertown, New York
|Died||January 31, 1873 (aged 64)|
Joel Aldrich Matteson (August 8, 1808 – January 31, 1873) was the tenth Governor of Illinois, serving from 1853 to 1857. In 1855, he became the first governor to reside in the Illinois Executive Mansion. After his term as governor ended he was for many years the president of the Chicago and Alton Railroad.
- Mardos Rietsch, Pam (2006). "Chapter Twenty-Two of the History of Southern Illinois" [P. 246 Governor Joel A. Matteson]. Mardos Memorial Library. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- Illinois Central Magazine. Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1922. p. 45.
Augustus C. French
| Governor of Illinois
William Henry Bissell
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