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Collection — Box: 76
Scope and Contents Signed letter, June 10, 1929, to Judge Henry Horner re: biographical sketches in the "Dictionary of American Biography". Page of original manuscript, 1940, of "Henry Horner, Governor of Illinois: A Tribute", typewritten with handwritten corrections and signed by Sandburg. Signed letter, June 8, 1957, to George Bunn, president of the Springfield Marine Bank re: the old Sangamon County Court House. Letter signed, ca. 1936, to Paul Angle re: an 1858 letter from Egbert Phelps to Wightman Chapman...
Dates: Created: 1929 - 1957
Abstract Illinois Governor (Democrat), 1932-1940; lawyer, and Cook County Probate Court Judge, 1914-1931, from Chicago. Horner, Illinoisâ first Jewish Governor, governed the state during the depression of the 1930s, serving as President Rooseveltâs representative supporting the New Deal. A protÃ©gÃ© of former Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, Horner was noted for fighting the Chicago machine politics of Edward J. Kelly and Patrick A. Nash. Horner spent his final year in office battling failing health and...
Dates: Created: 1899-1940
Collection — Box: 87
Scope and Contents Includes 15 letters from Stringer and 139 to Stringer. 70 letters written Oct. 1911-April 10, 1912 discuss Woodrow Wilson's unsuccessful efforts to win the presidential primary in Illinois and include letters to and from William F. McCombs and Bryon R. Newton, Woodrow Wilson Headquarters, New York; William C. Niblack and F.E. Sullivan, Woodrow Wilson Headquarters, Chicago, Ill.; and Irving Schulman of Sullivan, Ill, who was responsible for the down state distribution of campaign literature....
Dates: Created: 1898 - 1942