Edward Rummel

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Edward Rummel
Edward Rummel.jpg
15th Illinois Secretary of State
In office
GovernorJohn M. Palmer
Preceded bySharon Tyndale
Succeeded byGeorge H. Harlow
Personal details
Bornc. 1838
Baden, Germany
DiedSeptember 7, 1894 (aged 55 or 56)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican (Early years)
Other political
Democrat (Later years)
ProfessionPolitician, Printer, Newspaper Owner

Edward Rummel (c. 1838 – September 7, 1894) was the 15th Secretary of State of Illinois from 1869 to 1873. His tenure is notable for devising a more systematic method of record keeping that was required by the role of Illinois Secretary of State along with recommending a manual of state government.[1]


  1. ^ Howlett, Michael J. (August 1977). Keepers of the Seal: A History of the Secretaries of State of Illinois and How Their Office Grew. State of Illinois. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Sharon Tyndale
Secretary of State of Illinois
Succeeded by
George H. Harlow