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Dave Luechtefeld - Modern Era

Senator Dave Luechtefeld grew up on a dairy farm outside Okawville, Illinois, along with his two younger brothers. He discusses that experience at length, emphasizing the important role his parents played in instilling values and providing an example of hard work and integrity that has served him well for his entire life. He attended a country school while in grade school, and speaks of life without indoor plumbing and other modern amenities. Due to his 6 ft 7 in frame, he excelled in basketball and baseball in high school, and thus was able to attend college at St. Louis University of a full scholarship.

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Toughest Guy I Know

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Dave Luechtefeld was just four years old when this photo was taken in 1944. The family was living in Chester, Illinois at the time.

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Chester, Illinois

When:

1944

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Coach Rich Herrin had his picture taken in the Okawville High School gym with the three Luechtefeld brothers, Dave, Stanley and Gerald, who all played on the Okawville High School’s 1958 basketball team.

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Okawville, Illinois

When:

1958

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Okawville High School’s 1958 senior team, coached by Rich Herren, included Stan Luechtefeld (#24), Dave Luechtefeld (#44), Norman Vogt (#14), Herb Dingwerth (#32), Milton Froeste (#22) and Lloyd Karmeier (#42).

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Okawville, Illinois

When:

1958

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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St. Louis University’s freshman basketball players in 1959 included, in front: George Latinovisch, Don Spencer and Tom Book. In back: Tom Kieffer, Dave Luechtefeld, Rich Sanders and Bart Basola.

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St. Louis

When:

1959

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