Although serious scandal erupted in Illinois Governor Richard Ogilvieas administrationa eight hundred thousand dollars mysteriously appearing in Secretary of State Paul Powellas shoe boxes and other hiding places, the downfall of two Supreme Court justices for questionable stock dealings, corruption surrounding the Illinois State Faira Ogilvieas accomplishments, as Taylor Pensoneau demonstrates, rank him among the best governors in Illinois history. Perhaps the most important of Ogilvieas accomplishments during his single term in office (1969a1973) was the passage of the stateas first income tax in 1969. Supporting the income tax took political courage on the part of the new governor, but in doing so he saved the financially crippled state from economic disaster. He also looked far into the future; at a time when few politicians expressed concern with the environment, Ogilvie created an exemplary and hard-hitting antipollution program. He was in office during the Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1970 and was instrumental in the widespread restructuring of Illinois government. Viewing Ogilvie as a pivotal figure in Illinois politics during a time of great social and political turmoil, Pensoneau provides a complete political biography. He sheds light on Ogilvieas military heroics, his political career, and the Illinois elections of 1968, 1970, and 1972.In the Interest of the State Taylor Pensoneau. by Chief ... As chair of the committee, Dunn guided the drafting of a new professional responsibility code for Illinois lawyers that the court adopted in 1990. If Dunn ... It was during that occasion that Ogilvie noticed a display case containing the military medals of his host. Back inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Governor Richard Ogilvie|
|Publisher||:||SIU Press - 2009-03-10|