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File contains appropriation authorizations; extradition papers and card files; decisions regarding executive clemency, restoration of citizenship rights, and penitentiary discharges; Attorney General and Court of Claims opinions; speech typescripts; selective service memoranda; records of bills and Governor's action; staff recommendations on proposed legislation; proclamations; and clearances for federal positions. Materials sent to the Governor's office include Illinois Supreme Court petitions, reports and decisions; Board of Higher Education master plan; Legislative Reference Bureau digests; motor vehicle reciprocity agreements with other states; Lt. Governor speeches and reports. Correspondence topics include law enforcement; transportation; civil rights; nursing homes; teacher walkouts, student boycotts and school board lockouts; government assistance; inflation; consumer education; sex education; environmental quality; urban renewal; suburban problems; taxes; business and economic development; Young Republicans; elections; colleges and universities. Some letters were signed by Lt. Gov. Paul Simon.
Record Series 101.037, Governor's Records, Richard B. Ogilvie Correspondence, Illinois State Archives.
Richard Buell Ogilvie (1923-1988), Republican governor of Illinois (1969-1973), was born Feb. 22, 1923 at Kansas City, Mo. Ogilvie lived in Evanston, IL before moving to Rockville Center and Port Chester, NY where he graduated from high school (1940). After attending Yale (1940-1942), Ogilvie served as a tank commander on the Swiss-German border where he was hit by an exploding shell. Following plastic surgery, Ogilvie returned to Yale; attended Chicago-Kent College of Law (graduating in 1949); married Dorothy Shriver (1950) and helped revive the Cook Co. Young Republican organization. Ogilvie spent five years with a Chicago law firm before becoming Asst. U.S. Attorney and became a partner before heading the U.S. Attorney General's midwest organized crime office (1958-1960). After briefly resuming private practice, Ogilvie was elected Cook Co. Sheriff (1962); Cook Co. Board President (1966); and Governor (1968). With his 1972 gubernatorial defeat, Ogilvie resumed his Chicago law practice; served as the Milwaukee Railroad's court-appointed receiver; oversaw a McCormick Place addition and was a Chicago-Missouri-Western Railroad trustee. He suffered a heart attack, underwent bypass surgery, and died on May 10, 1988.
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