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Governor Jim Thompson Project Interviews

James Thompson - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Illinois's governor from January, 1977 to January, 1991

Gregory Baise - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Scheduler, Personnel Director, and Director of DOT for Gov Thompson

Michael Bakalis - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Democratic candidate for governor in 1978 against Gov. Jim Thompson

David Bourland - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Long-time curator of the IL Executive mansion, and friend of Gov. Jim Thompson

Richard J. Carlson - Governor Jim Thompson Project

A member of Gov. Jim Thompson’s program staff and director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Julie Cellini - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Long-time Chair of the IHPA Board of Trustees talks about the creation of ALPLM

Barbara Flynn Currie - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Majority Leader Currie discusses her long career in the IL Legislature thru 1991

Julian C. D'Esposito Jr. - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Julian D'Esposito served as Governor Jim Thompson's chief counsel from 1977 to 1981 and as his director of staff.

Kirk Dillard - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Legislative liaison for Governor Jim Thompson

Jim Edgar - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Jim Edgar's years with Gov. Thompson as legislative liaison and Secretary

Tyrone C. Fahner - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Gov. Jim Thompson’s director of law enforcement from 1977 to 1979

Kim Fox - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Long-time assistant to Gov. Jim Thompson and Executive Director of Citizens for Thompson

David Gilbert - Governor Jim Thompson Project

First two years of the Thompson administration: 1977-1978

Robert (Bob) Kjellander - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Campaign manager for Jim Thompson's 1982 gubernatorial campaign and long-time Republican supporter

Ann Lousin - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Chair of Civil Service Commission during Gov. Thompson administration

Robert Mandeville - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Gov. Jim Thompson's budget director from 1977 to 1990

Susan Mogerman - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Assistant Press Secretary for Gov. Jim Thompson administration

Dr. Philip R. O'Connor - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Trusted political strategist and chair of IL Commerce Commission for Gov. Thompson

Jim Reilly - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Thompson (1983-1989)

Gene Reineke - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Reineke worked in a various positions in the Jim Thompson administration

Tim Romani - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Travel aide for Governor Thompson reflects on his experiences

John R. Schmidt - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Legal counsel to Adlai Stevenson III during 1982 and 1986 gubernatorial elections

Adlai III Stevenson - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Former U.S. Senator ran twice for governor against Jim Thompson, in 1982 and 1986

Samantha Thompson - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Life as the First Daughter of Illinois

Bernard Turnock - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Public health director for Chicago and under Gov. Jim Thompson in 1980s

Dan Webb - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Memories of Thompson as U.S. Attorney and of 1982 election

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