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This photo, likely taken at Reagan's Washington, DC home, "Westwood" in late October 1980, just prior to the general election that propelled Reagan into the White House. John Homeier (right), a successful central Illinois businessman, is seen in the…

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The photo was taken in 1979 when Gary Hannig was first elected as a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives. He would go on to represent the 98th District until 2009. He resigned his position when Governor Pat Quinn appointed him…

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The picture shows Gary Hannig (on the left) with Alan Dixon. Bill Redman is in the background.
The photo was taken in 1979, when Gary Hannig was first elected as a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives. He would go on to…

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Campaign Sign for Ossie Langfelder (D) for Mayor of Springfield, Illinois. Mr. Langfelder served two terms as Mayor from 1987-1995. It is unknown whether this sign was used for the initial campaign in 1986 or the re-election campaign of 1990 or…

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Double-sided campaign flyer for the election of Ossie Langfelder for Mayor of Springfield, Illinois. Langfelder served two terms as Springfield's mayor, from 187-1995. Since nowhere on the flyer is the term, "re-election," the supposition can be made…

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Tin/metal version of the State Journal-Register Front Page that shows Mayor Ossie Langfelder getting a hug and kiss from his wife after securing his re-election bid as Springfield, Illinois's mayor. Dated April 3, 1991, the front page also shows the…

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Presidential Appointment Certificate to Harold V. Hunter as Administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration, Department of Agriculture for term of 10 years. Mr. Hunter - grandfather of Dr. Devin Hunter, UIS History faculty - was an Oklahoma…

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This is a campaign sign to Re-elect Gary Hannig for Illinois State Representative. He served in the Illinois House for 30 years, from 1979-2009. It is impossible to tell from which campaign the sign belongs, due to its excellent condition and…

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An Illinois legislator beginning his career in the Depression Era, Paul Powell became Secretary of State in 1965. He passed away in 1970, leaving behind $800,000 of cash found in shoeboxes and strongboxes in his Springfield hotel room. Powell's…

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These political buttons span a wide range of presidential elections, with the exception of Carol Moseley Braun for U.S. Senate. Candidates on the buttons come from a variety of political parties, Democrat, Republican, and Independent, as well as…
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