Jim Edgar

Jim Edgar
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Edgar in 2013
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Personal details
Born (1946-07-22) July 22, 1946 (age 73)
Vinita, Oklahoma
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Brenda Smith
Alma materWabash College
Eastern Illinois University
ProfessionPolitician

James "Jim" Edgar (born July 22, 1946) is an American Republican politician. He was Governor of Illinois from January 1991 through January 1999. He was the Illinois Secretary of State from January 1981 through January 1991.

Edgar was a very popular governor. Even though Illinois is a Democratic state, he won in landslides as a Republican. He retired with high approval ratings.

Edgar was born on July 22, 1946 in Vinita, Oklahoma.[1] He was raised in Charleston, Illinois. Edgar studied at Wabash College and at Eastern Illinois University. He is married to Brenda Smith.

References

  1. "Illinois Governor Jim Edgar". Governor's Information. National Governors Association. Retrieved 2007-07-26.

Other websites

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