• Davis, Corneal A. - Interview and Memoir

    Davis, Corneal A. (1900-1995)

    Corneal A. Davis, member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1943-79, discusses his years as a member of the Illinois General Assembly: legislative reform, legislative technique, and his work on…

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  • Dawson, Frances - Interview and Memoir

    Dawson, Frances (1903-1995)

    Dawson, member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1957-71, recalls her childhood during the first two decades of the century near Des Moines, Iowa, farm activities, her education at Simpson Coll…

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  • Holloway, James - Interview and Memoir

    Holloway, James b. 1931

    Holloway, member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1959-75, discusses his accomplishments in the General Assembly, including his work on the revenue committee, state income tax, surface mining…

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  • Lewis, John W. - Interview and Memoir

    Lewis, John W. (1906-1977)

    John W. Lewis, member of Illinois General Assembly 1940-66, discusses his experiences as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, duties of the majority whip, reapportionment, power of the Sp…

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  • Masters, Mary Jane Roach #1 - Interview and Memoir

    Masters, Mary Jane Roach (1909-2002)

    Masters discusses Adlai Stevenson II: his problems and achievements, the 1952 and 1956 campaigns, and social and political life at the Governor's Mansion. Also discusses her interest and involvement i…

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  • Saltiel, Edward P. - Interview and Memoir

    Saltiel, Edward P. (1897-1990)

    Saltiel, Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1935-45 and the Illinois Senate 1947-55, discusses his years in the General Assembly: legislation involving the Chicago Crime Commis…

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  • Kennedy, Leland J. - Interview and Memoir

    Kennedy, Leland J. (1908-1990)

    Leland Kennedy, Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1947-55 and 1963-75, discusses his years in the General Assembly: Illinois political figures, issues, and controversies; 1946…

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  • Toigo, Avinere - Interview and Memoir

    Toigo, Avinere (1902-1980)

    Toigo discusses Governor Henry Horner and Illinois politics in the 1930's: work with state sales tax system, citizenship and naturalization, the Council for Democracy, and installation at Lincoln's to…

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  • Conlon, J. Willard - Interview and Memoir

    Conlon, J. Willard (1910-1982)

    Conlon discusses many aspects of life in Central Illinois: prohibition and police activities in the 1920's; the Depression; Progressive Miners of America; the Works Progress Administration and Public…

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  • Randolph, Paul J. - Interview and Memoir

    Randolph, Paul J. (1905-1990)

    Randolph, member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1945-77, discusses his years as a member of the Illinois General Assembly; transportation, education, and municipal affairs legislation; found…

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  • Jones, J. David - Interview and Memoir

    Jones, J. David (1913-1980)

    J. David Jones, a state representative from Springfield, discusses his political career, local politics, and the WWII homefront. He recalls Pearl Harbor, death of President Roosevelt, bombing of Hiros…

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  • Wittmond, Carl - Interview and Memoir

    Wittmond, Carl (1905-1997)

    Wittmond, Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1955-67, discusses issues and events of his years in the General Assembly: campaign and election, legislative priorities, personali…

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  • Smith, Elbert S. - Interview and Memoir

    Smith, Elbert S. (1911-1983)

    Elbert S. Smith, member of the Illinois Senate 1949-57, discusses issues and accomplishments of his years in the General Assembly: constitutional revision, judicial reform, and reapportionment; civil…

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  • Sullivan, Frank R. - Interview and Memoir

    Sullivan, Frank R. (1908-1988)

    Frank R. Sullivan, attorney and Springfield native, discusses Springfield in the early and mid 20th century: growing up, neighborhoods, education at Portable School, the creation of Lake Springfield,…

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  • Rayson, Leland - Interview and Memoir

    Rayson, Leland (1921-2001)

    Rayson, an independent liberal member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1965-77, discusses his years in the General Assembly: his work with civil rights, public aid, and criminal law legislatio…

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  • Whitney, Francis A. - Interview and Memoir

    Whitney, Francis A. (1919-1996)

    Whitney discusses his career with the State of Illinois at the Department of Finance, the Department of Conservation, the Schaefer Commission, Budgetary Commission, and Senate Democratic Appropriation…

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  • Loftus, Katherine Virginia - Interview and Memoir

    Loftus, Katherine Virginia (1919-1999)

    Virginia, wife of the late Jack W. Loftus, describes his service in Decatur City government for 25 years as an elected and appointed official: the Council/Manager and Commission forms of city governme…

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  • Gilbert, John G. - Interview and Memoir

    Gilbert, John G. (1912-1989)

    Gilbert, member of the Illinois Senate from 1961-1973, discusses his political career: issues relevant to southern Illinois; legislative achievements in the areas of education, business, economic deve…

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  • Lohmann, Martin B. - Interview and Memoir

    Lohmann, Martin B. (1881-1980)

    Lohmann, Democratic member of the Illinois State State, recalls the years before the General Assembly: family, childhood, work, and local politics in Pekin, Illinois where he served as alderman, city…

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  • Phelps, Harvey - Interview and Memoir

    Phelps, Harvey (1908-1979)

    Phelps discusses early and mid 20th century life in Carlinville, Illinois: coal mines, businesses, transportation, Blackburn College, WWII and his family. He also discusses newspapers and politics at…

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