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Sherry Struck - Governor Jim Edgar Project

Sherry and Earl Struck first met Jim Edgar when they became neighbors in Springfield, Illinois in 1981. In 1990 Edgar asked Sherry to work on his campaign, and following the election she served as Governor Edgar's personal assistant for his entire eight year administration. In that capacity, she performed a myriad of duties and responsibilities, including screening visitors and handling all of the governor's personal correspondence.

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Laughter, applause, and confetti on Election Night, November 6, 1990. From left to right are Elizabeth Edgar, Brad Edgar, Brenda Edgar, Jim Edgar, Bob Kustra, and Kathy Kustra.

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Edgar Campaign Headquarters on Election Night

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November 6, 1990

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Sherry Struck, Personal Assistant to Governor Jim Edgar (left) with Tom Livingston, Travel Aide (center), and Anna Marie Dwyer, Personal Secretary to Governor Edgar at the Executive Mansion in Springfield, IL in 1991.

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Executive Mansion, Springfield, IL

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1991

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One of Sherry Struck’s favorite cartoons from the Wall Street Journal. The line reads,” We’ll be reaching a settlement in a minute.”

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Wall Street Journal

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Brenda Edgar poses with Emy (Executive Mansion youngest), who campaigned for “first dog.”

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Governor Jim Edgar with Emy (in red kerchief) and Daisy.

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Elizabeth (left) and Brenda Edgar sit for a portrait in the summer of 1990.

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Summer of 1990

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Governor Jim Edgar’s official portrait hangs in the State House.

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Governor Edgar's official portrait, Illinois State House

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First dogs from left to right: Daisy, Buddy, and Emy. Daisy and Buddy came from an animal shelter.

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Front row (left to right): Mark Boozell, Governor Jim Edgar, Sherry Struck. Middle row (left to right): Al Grosboll, Nick Palazzolo, Tom Livingston, Janis Cellini, Elena Kezelis, Eric Robinson. Back row (left to right): Scott Kaiser and Steve Schnorf.

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A puppy pays a visit to Jim Edgar in his Chicago office.

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Jim Edgar's office, Chicago, IL

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A behind-the-scenes glimpse of Governor Jim Edgar and some of his staff in January 1999. From left to right: Governor Jim Edgar, Evan Williams, Scott Kaiser, Nick Palazzolo, and Eric Robinson.

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January, 1999

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From left to right: Mark Schauerte, Mark Boozell, Evan Williams, Marelda Baidy, Governor Jim Edgar, Carolyn White, Sherry Struck, Nick Palazzolo, Carole Aubry, and Mike McCormick. January 1999.

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January, 1999

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In February 1991 Governor Jim Edgar works at his desk in the State House with puppy Emy relaxing nearby.

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Governor Edgar's office in the Illinois State House

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February, 1991

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Governor Jim Edgar at his inauguration on January 14, 1991. From left to right: Brad Edgar, Elizabeth Edgar, Governor Jim Edgar, and Brenda Edgar.

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Governor Edgar Inaguration

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January 14, 1991

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Watercolor print of the Capitol Building in Springfield by Bill Oldendorf. Governor Edgar commissioned the Chicago-based artist to draw the Capitol and Executive Mansion & gave these personalized, signed prints to his staff as gifts at the end of his term.

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