Henry Horner

American politician (1878-1940)

Henry Horner (November 30, 1878 – October 6, 1940) was an American-Democrat politician. He was the 28th Governor of Illinois, serving from January 9, 1933 through October 6, 1940, when he died in office. Horner was the first Jewish governor of Illinois. A park is named after, Horner Park.

Henry Horner
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28th Governor of Illinois
In office
January 9, 1933 – October 6, 1940
LieutenantThomas Donovan,
John Henry Stelle
Preceded byLouis L. Emmerson
Succeeded byJohn Henry Stelle
Personal details
Born(1878-11-30)November 30, 1878
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedOctober 6, 1940(1940-10-06) (aged 61)
Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
ResidenceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Chicago

Horner was born on November 30, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He studied at the University of Chicago. He later came back to Chicago five months later. He died in Winnetka, Illinois on October 6, 1940, aged 61.

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