William D. Boyce
William Dickson "W. D." Boyce (June 16, 1858 – June 11, 1929) was an American newspaper man, entrepreneur, magazine publisher, and explorer. He was the founder of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ...
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Levi Boone
Levi Day Boone (December 6, 1808 – January 24, 1882) served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1855–1856) for the American Party (Know-Nothings).
Boone was born near Lexington, Kentucky, the se...
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Buckner Stith Morris
Buckner Stith Morris (August 19, 1800 – December 16, 1879) served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1838–1839) for the Whig Party.Morris married Evelina Barker in Kentucky in 1832 and the couple mo...
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Paul Douglas
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 eighteen years, from...
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LeAlan Jones
LeAlan Marvin Jones is an American journalist who lives in Chicago's South Shore. His radio documentaries have received critical acclaim and numerous awards. Jones was the Green Party's 2010 nominee f...
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David Davis (Supreme Court justice)
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 manager at...
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Justin Butterfield
Attorney Justin Butterfield (1790, Keene, New Hampshire – October 23, 1855, Chicago, Illinois) served in 1849-1852 as commissioner of the General Land Office of the United States. Appointed to t...
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John Henry (representative)
John Henry (November 1, 1800 - April 28, 1882) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.Born near Stanford, Kentucky, Henry attended the public schools.He served as a private in Captain Arnett's compan...
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Rod Blagojevich
Rod Blagojevich /bləˈɡɔɪ.əvɪtʃ/ (born December 10, 1956) is a former politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009. A Democrat, Blagojevich was a State Representative before...
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John H. Addams
John Huy Addams (July 12, 1822 – August 17, 1881) was a politician and businessman from the U.S. state of Illinois. Addams was born in Pennsylvania in 1822, where he married Sarah Weber. In 1844 the c...
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Alson Streeter
Alson Jenness Streeter (January 18, 1823 – November 24, 1901) was an American farmer, miner and politician who was the Union Labor Party nominee in the United States presidential election of 188...
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Charles M. Thomson
Charles Marsh Thomson (February 13, 1877 - December 30, 1943) was a lawyer, judge and U.S. Representative from Illinois.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Thomson attended public schools and the Chicago ...
John M. Palmer (politician)
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 presid...
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Charles Edward Merriam
Charles Edward Merriam, Jr. (November 15, 1874 – January 8, 1953) was a professor of political science at the University of Chicago, founder of the behavioralistic approach to political science,...
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John Reynolds (U.S. politician)
John Reynolds (February 26, 1788 – May 8, 1865) was a United States politician from the state of Illinois. He was one of the original four justices of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1818–1...
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Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah...
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