6. Out of town, out of office

PoliticsGovernmentRegional AuthorityUnrest, Conflicts and WarCoup d'Etat
In 1825, Illinois Gov. Edward Coles told Lt. Gov. Adolphus Hubbard that he would be traveling out of state for about three months and that Hubbard would take over temporarily. When Coles returned about 10 weeks later, Hubbard claimed Coles had forfeited his job. But the Illinois Supreme Court... ALEX GARCIA, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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