Library of Congress
DENEEN, Charles Samuel (1863-1940)

DENEEN, CHARLES SAMUEL, a Senator from Illinois; born in Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill., May 4, 1863; raised in Lebanon, St. Clair County, Ill.; attended the public schools, and graduated from McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill., in 1882; later studied law at the same college and at Union College of Law (later Northwestern University), Chicago, Ill.; admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Chicago; member, State house of representatives 1892; attorney for the Chicago Sanitary District 1895-1896; State's attorney for Cook County, Ill., 1896-1904; Governor of Illinois 1905-1913; resumed the practice of law in Chicago; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate on February 26, 1925, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Medill McCormick in the term ending March 3, 1925; had been previously elected in 1924 for the term commencing March 4, 1925, and served from February 26, 1925, to March 3, 1931; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses); resumed the practice of law; died in Chicago, Ill., February 5, 1940; interment in Oak Woods Cemetery.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: 1895-1933. 650 items and 213 scrapbooks.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Lawrence Yates Sherman papers, 1880-1936.

Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Papers: 6 miscellaneous items in various collections.

Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 1 notary commission (May 2, 1911) in Donna Workman autograph collection, 1792-1936.

Northwestern University Library
Special Collections Department
Evanston, IL
Papers: November 22, 1912. 1 letter. To John C. Shaffer. Appoints him as delegate to National Rivers and Harbors Congress.

University of Illinois
Illinois Historical Survey
Urbana, IL
Papers: In Edmund J. James letterbooks, 1904-1906.

  • Miller, Kristie. "Ruth Hanna McCormick and the Senatorial Election of 1930.'' Illinois Historical Journal 81 (Autumn 1988): 191-210. Ruth Hanna McCormick defeated Deneen in the 1930 Republican primary election.