Edward Coles (December 15, 1786 – July 7, 1868) was the second Governor of Illinois, serving from 1822 to 1826.
|2nd Governor of Illinois|
December 5, 1822 – December 6, 1826
|Preceded by||Shadrach Bond|
|Succeeded by||Ninian Edwards|
|Born||December 15, 1786|
Albemarle County, Virginia
|Died||July 7, 1868 (aged 81)|
Sally Logan Roberts (m. 1809–1868)
|Alma mater||College of William and Mary|
Coles was born on December 15, 1786 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He studied at The College of William & Mary. Coles was married to Sally Logan Roberts from 1809 until his death in 1868. They had no children. Coles died on July 7, 1868 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from natural causes, aged 81.
- The Coles Family papers, containing correspondence, various papers and materials belonging to Edward Coles, are available for research use at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
- Edward Coles, Patrician Emancipator
- Governor Edward Coles Fellowship – Illinois Human Rights Commission
- Edward Coles at Find a Grave