Bailhache, John, 1787-1857

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Birth 1787
Death 1857

Biographical notes:

Newspaper publisher and editor in Ohio and Illinois; Columbus, Ohio, mayor, 1835-1836; editor, Alton Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, 1837-1854; member, Illinois House of Representatives, 1842-1844.

From the description of Letter: Telegraph office, [Alton, Illinois], to G[eorge] T[urnbull] M[oore] Davis, Springfield, Illinois, 1840 Jan. 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26815205

From the description of Receipts: 1840-1845, 1857. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26815214

John Bailhache (1787-1857) was an early Midwest newspaper publisher. He published the Chillicothe, Ohio, Fredonia, The Scioto Gazette, The Ohio State Journal, and the Alton, Ill., Telegraph; served as state printer in Ohio from 1823 to 1831; and branched out into job printing in Columbus and Alton. Bailhache served one term each in the Ohio and Illinois House of Representatives and served a year (1835) as Mayor of Columbus, as well as serving as judge of Court of Common Pleas in Chillicothe, 1825 to 1828.

From the description of Papers, 1855-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191259134


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  • Illinois--Alton (as recorded)
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  • Alton (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Circleville (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Alton (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Ohio--Columbus (as recorded)
  • Middle West (as recorded)
  • Ohio--Circleville (as recorded)
  • Columbus (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Ohio--Chillicothe (as recorded)
  • Chillicothe (Ross County, Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Jersey (Channel Islands) (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Alton (as recorded)