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The Gentleman from Illinois : Stories from Forty Years of Elective Public Service.

Author: Alan J Dixon
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.
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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  Read more...
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Biography
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Dixon, Alan J.
Gentleman from Illinois : Stories from Forty Years of Elective Public Service.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2013
Named Person: Alan J Dixon; Alan J Dixon; Alan J Dixon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan J Dixon
ISBN: 9780809332618 0809332612 1299745571 9781299745575 9780809332601 0809332604
OCLC Number: 856870493
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Contents: 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.

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Memoirs of Alan J. Dixon, former U.S. Senator from Illinois. The book is composed of around 120 short anecdotes, which are divided into six chapters corresponding to the stages of his political  Read more...

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Alan Dixon served more than forty years in elected office, and never wavered from his characteristic civility and kindness. His career is proof that a strong leader can treat even his greatest Read more...

 
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