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Scope and Contents The Bohrer-Fifer Family Papers, 1863-1965 consist of correspondence, clippings, printed material, and personal papers of theÂ family of Florence Fifer-Bohrer.Â The collection includes papers of Bohrer, her father Governor Joseph W. Fifer, and her daughter Gertrude Bohrer Hooten, as well as other family members.
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...
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Abstract The Mildred Conrad Horner Collection was compiled by Mrs. Horner (d. 1942) in preparation for writing a biography of Charles S. Deneen, two term Republican Governor of Illinois. Mrs. Horner, a resident of Chicago, was a long-time school teacher, writer and genealogist.
Scope and Contents The collection (1878-1914) consists of approximately 650 incoming letters; 150 condolence letters mounted in a binder; one letter press volume; and five scrapbooks of clippings. The material is unevenly distributed. There are but five items from the gubernatorial years, 1877-1883, and only 44 items from his first term in the Senate, 1883-1887. Almost half of the material, six folders, falls within the years 1889-1892 and relates to Cullomâs unsuccessful efforts to get the Republican...
- Subject: Illinois--Politics and government--1865-1950 X