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Lyman Trumbull

Lyman Trumbull (1813-1896)

Born in Colchester, Connecticut and was schooled there, then traveled to Georgia to teach school. He studied law, was admitted to the Georgia bar, and later moved to Chicago, Illinois.

Trumbull’s reputation as a lawyer grew and he soon had a thriving practice in Chicago. He was soon elected to the State Legislature and became Illinois’ Secretary of State in the early 1840’s. Trumbull defended blacks in court for free – and his argument during a Supreme Court case cleared the way for Blacks to become free once in Illinois as per the Ordinance of 1787.

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