Who was elected senator from illinois in 1858?
Stephen Douglas, who defeated Abraham Lincoln in the election (which was conducted in the Illinois legislature). Nonetheless, Lincoln became the popular Republican candidate for President in 1860, defeating Douglas who was the Democratic candidate.
Who was the democratic senator from Illinois in 1858 and who was the republican that ran against him?
Yes, and no. In 1854, he was elected to the Illinois legislature but declined the seat, hoping instead to become a U.S. Senator (The State Legislature used to Federal Senators). In 1855, he was not nominated by the Illinois legislature to be U.S. Senator, from Illinois. In 1858, he was nominated to be the Republican Senator from Illinois, opposing Democrat Stephen Douglas. In 1859, the Illinois legislature chooses Douglas for the U.S. Senate over Lincoln…
Illinois was the state where he was elected Senator before he was elected President. Illinois. Barack Obama is one of two US Senators for the US State of Illinois. Illinois President Obama was U.S. Senator of Illinois, Chicago. He began there as a State legislator. He was however not born and raised there.