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Cover; Jacket Flaps; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by Taylow Pensoneau; Preface; 1. The Early Years; 2. Serving in the Illinois Statehouse; 3. An Illinois State Senator; Gallery of Illustrations; 4. Treasurer and Secretary of State; 5. U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon; 6. Going Home; Select Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.
In 1993, Alan J. Dixon's political career came to an end with a defeat-the first one in his forty-three years of elected service. Beginning his legislative career in 1950 as a Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives, Dixon also served in the Illinois State Senate, worked as state treasurer and secretary of state, and concluded his political career as a U.S. senator. The Gentleman from Illinois is an insider's account of Illinois politics in the second half of the twentieth century, providing readers with fascinating stories about the people he encountered and eve.
Includes bibliographical references (page 335) and index.
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