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Roland Burris, a Senator from Illinois; born in Centralia, Ill., August 3, 1937; B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., 1959; J.D., Howard University, 1963; national bank examiner for ...

8/31/2015 9/1/2015

Carol Moseley Brown, a Senator from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., August 16, 1947; educated in Chicago public schools; graduated, University of Illinois 1969; graduated, University of Chicago Scho...

8/31/2015 9/1/2015

Peter G. Fitzgerald, a Senator from Illinois; born on October 20, 1960, in Elgin, Illinois, and raised in Inverness, Illinois; attended St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School in Palatine, Illinois, and...

6/14/2015 6/15/2015

Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the USA MP 100

"Barry", "Obie"

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

Barack Hussein Obama II born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Nickname: Barry Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States and the first African American to be elected t...

11/13/2007 6/15/2015

Alan John Dixon, a Senator from Illinois; born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., July 7, 1927; attended the public schools; graduated, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1949; graduated, Washington U...

6/14/2015 6/14/2015

Ralph Tyler Smith, a Senator from Illinois; born in Granite City, Madison County, Ill., October 6, 1915; attended public schools in Granite City; graduated from Illinois College at Jacksonville in 1937...

3/31/2007 6/14/2015

William Henry Dieterich, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born on a farm near Cooperstown, Brown County, Ill., March 31, 1876; attended the rural schools; graduated from Kennedy Normal and...

6/14/2015 6/14/2015

Lawrence Yates Sherman, a Senator from Illinois; born near Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, November 8, 1858; moved with his parents to Illinois in 1859; attended the common schools, Lee’s Academy in ...

6/14/2015 6/14/2015

William Lorimer, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Manchester, England, April 27, 1861; immigrated to the United States in 1866 with his parents, who settled in Michigan; moved to C...

6/14/2015 6/14/2015

Albert Jarvis Hopkins, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born near Cortland, De Kalb County, Ill., August 15, 1846; attended the public schools and graduated from Hillsdale (Mich.) College ...

9/8/2011 6/14/2015

William Ernest Mason, (father of Winnifred Sprague Mason Huck), a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Franklinville, Cattaragus County, N.Y., July 7, 1850; moved with his parents to Ben...

6/14/2015 6/14/2015

Richard Montgomery Young, a Senator from Illinois; born in Fayette County, Ky., February 20, 1798; attended the country schools and Forest Hill Academy, Jessamine County, Ky.; studied law, and was admi...

6/14/2015 6/14/2015

Paul Simon, U.S. Senator (1928 - 2003)

Paul Martin Simon, a Representative and Senator from Illinois; born in Eugene, Lane County, Oreg., November 29, 1928; attended the public schools of Eugene and Concordia Academy High School, Portland, ...

6/14/2015 6/14/2015

James Michael Slattery, a Senator from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., July 29, 1878; attended the parochial schools and St. Ignatius College, Chicago, Ill.; employed as a secretary with the building ...

6/13/2015 6/13/2015

Samuel McRoberts, a Senator from Illinois; born near Maystown, Monroe County, Ill. (then a portion of the Northwest Territory), April 12, 1799; educated by private tutors; graduated from the law depart...

6/13/2015 6/13/2015

Sen. John McLean (D-IL) MP (1791 - 1830)

John McLean, (brother of Finis Ewing McLean and uncle of James David Walker), a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born near Guilford Court House (now Greensboro), Guilford County, N.C., Febru...

6/13/2015 6/13/2015

Everett McKinley Dirksen (January 4, 1896 – September 7, 1969) was an American politician of the Republican Party. He represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives (1933–194...

5/29/2015 5/29/2015

Morton Denison Hull, US Congress (1867 - 1937)

"dennison", "denison"

US Congressman. Elected to represent Illinois's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1923 to 1933. Also served as a Member of the Illinois State House of Represent...

12/12/2014 4/27/2015

James Semple (1798-1866) was a United States Senator from Illinois. Semple was the judge of the Illinois Supreme Court from 1842 to 1843. He was appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to th...

1/26/2012 11/9/2014

Mark Steven Kirk (born September 15, 1959) is the junior United States Senator from Illinois and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, Kirk was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ...

8/17/2014 8/17/2014

Richard Joseph "Dick" Durbin (born November 21, 1944) is the senior United States Senator from Illinois, in office since 1997. He has been the Senate Majority Whip, the second highest position in the...

2/4/2014 8/17/2014

J. Hamilton Lewis, U.S. Senator (1863 - 1939)

""Pink Whiskers""

James Hamilton Lewis (May 18, 1863 – April 9, 1939) was the first Senator to hold the title of Whip in the United States Senate. Lewis was born in Danville, Virginia, and also grew up in Augus...

5/29/2014 5/29/2014

Otis Ferguson Glenn (August 27, 1879 – March 11, 1959) was a Republican United States Senator from the State of Illinois. He was born in Mattoon, Illinois on August 27, 1879. After graduatin...

11/27/2013 11/27/2013

William Brown McKinley (September 5, 1856 – December 7, 1926) was a United States Representative from the State of Illinois. He was born near Petersburg, Illinois. After graduating from the ...

11/27/2013 11/27/2013

Charles Samuel Deneen (May 4, 1863 – February 5, 1940) was the 23rd Governor of Illinois, serving from 1905 to 1913, and was the first to serve two terms. He served as a U.S. Senator from Illi...

10/6/2013 10/6/2013

Shelby Moore Cullom (November 22, 1829 – January 28, 1914) was a U.S. political figure, serving in various offices, including the United States House of Representatives, the United States Sena...

10/6/2013 10/6/2013

William Lee Davidson Ewing (August 31, 1795 – March 25, 1846) was a politician from Illinois who served partial terms as the fifth governor of the state and as U.S. Senator. Ewing was born i...

10/6/2013 10/6/2013

US Senator. A prominent figure in the early statehood of Illinois, which he represented in the US Senate from 1824 until his death in office. He is sometimes called "The Father of the Illinois Consti...

10/2/2013 10/2/2013

Jesse Burgess Thomas MP (1773 - 1853)

First US Senator from Illinois, 1818-1829. Author of the Maine-Missouri-Thomas Compromise Bill, commonly known as the Missouri Compromise. from:

9/26/2013 9/26/2013

John McCracken Robinson (April 10, 1794 – April 25, 1843) was a United States Senator from Illinois. Born near Georgetown, Kentucky, he attended the common schools and graduated from Trans...

3/19/2013 3/19/2013

Lyman Trumbull, U.S. Senator MP (1813 - 1896)

Lyman Trumbull (October 12, 1813 – June 25, 1896) was a United States Senator from Illinois during the American Civil War, and co-author of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Consti...

11/28/2008 11/26/2012

Charles Benjamin Farwell (July 1, 1823 – September 23, 1903) was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Illinois. Life and career Farwell was born in Painted Post, New York and attende...

9/1/2012 9/1/2012

Charles Wayland Brooks (March 8, 1897 – January 14, 1957) was a Republican U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1940 to 1949. He was born in West Bureau, Illinois and during World War I Brooks ...

3/4/2009 4/26/2012

Joseph Medill McCormick (May 16, 1877 – February 25, 1925), known as Medill, was part of the McCormick family of businessmen and politicians in Chicago. He became a Representative and a Senato...

1/27/2012 1/27/2012

Paul Howard Douglas (March 26, 1892 – September 24, 1976) was an American politician and economist. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois for almost twent...

10/11/2008 1/27/2012

Adlai Ewing Stevenson III (born October 10, 1930, in Chicago) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He represented the state of Illinois in the United States Senate from 1970 until 1981....

1/24/2008 1/27/2012

Scott Wike Lucas (February 19, 1892 – February 22, 1968) was an American attorney and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives...

1/27/2012 1/27/2012

) John McAuley Palmer (September 13, 1817 – September 25, 1900), was an Illinois resident, an American Civil War General who fought for the Union, the 15th Governor of Illinois, and presidenti...

6/6/2011 1/27/2012

Richard James Oglesby (July 25, 1824 – April 24, 1899) was a U.S. soldier and political figure. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a major general in the Union Army during the Ameri...

4/3/2009 1/27/2012

James Shields (May 10, 1810 – June 1, 1879) was an American politician and United States Army officer who was born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland. Shields, a Democrat, is the only person i...

6/17/2011 1/26/2012

Sidney Breese (September 7, 1800 – June 27, 1878) was a U.S. Senator from Illinois, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, a forefather ...

10/14/2008 1/26/2012

Ninian Edwards (March 17, 1775 – July 20, 1833) was a founding political figure of the state of Illinois. He served as the first and only governor of the Illinois Territory from 1809 to 1818, ...

3/2/2009 1/26/2012

Charles Harting "Chuck" Percy (September 27, 1919 – September 17, 2011) was an American businessman and politician. He was president of the Bell & Howell Corporation from 1949 to 1964. In 1966...

12/28/2011 1/26/2012

) David Davis (March 9, 1815 – June 26, 1886) was a United States Senator from Illinois and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. He also served as Abraham Lincoln's campaign m...

7/3/2011 1/26/2012

John Alexander Logan (February 9, 1826 – December 26, 1886) was an American soldier and political leader. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a General in the Union Army in the Ameri...

6/1/2011 1/26/2012

) Richard Yates (January 18, 1815 – November 27, 1873) was the Governor of Illinois during the American Civil War and has been considered the greatest war governor during that period. When the...

1/26/2012 1/26/2012

William Alexander Richardson (January 16, 1811 – December 27, 1875) was a prominent Illinois Democrat politician before and during the American Civil War. Born near Lexington, Kentucky, Ri...

1/26/2012 1/26/2012

Orville Hickman Browning (February 10, 1806 – August 10, 1881) was a Republican Senator from Illinois. Biography Browning was born February 10, 1806 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. He was a ve...

1/26/2012 1/26/2012

Stephen A. Douglas, U.S. Senator MP (1813 - 1861)

"Little Giant"

Stephen Arnold Douglas was a distinguished lawyer, orator and political leader who represented the people of Illinois from 1836 to about 1861, after having been nominated for the Presidency of the Unit...

1/5/2008 1/26/2012

David Jewett Baker (September 7, 1792 – August 6, 1869) was a United States Senator from Illinois. Born in East Haddam, Connecticut, he moved with his parents to Ontario County, New York and a...

1/26/2012 1/26/2012