Corinne Wood

Corinne Wood
44th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
In office
January 11, 1999 – January 13, 2003
GovernorGeorge Ryan
Preceded byBob Kustra
Succeeded byPat Quinn
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 59th district
In office
Preceded byThomas F. Lachner
Succeeded byMary Beattie
Personal details
Born (1954-05-28) May 28, 1954 (age 65)
Barrington, Illinois, USA
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Paul Wood

Corinne J. Wood (born May 28, 1954) served as the 44th Lieutenant Governor of the US state of Illinois from 1999 to 2003.[1] After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois and Loyola University School of Law, Wood was named general counsel to the Illinois Commissioner of Banks and Trusts.[when?]


Born as Corinne Gieseke in Barrington, Illinois, Wood (a resident of Lake Forest) was the first female Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. A Republican, she was elected on Gov. George Ryan's ticket in 1998. An attorney, she served in the Illinois House of Representatives for one term prior to her election as lieutenant governor.[2]

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