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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
Found in: Manuscript Collection