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Tom Livingston - Governor Jim Edgar Project

Tom Livingston grew up in LaGrange, Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois during the late 1980s, performing as Chief Illiniwek at sporting events for his last two years. Upon graduation, he immediately began working on Jim Edgar's gubernatorial campaign, and stayed on in the administration, first as Edgar's travel aid for two years, then two years as his scheduler. Following Edgar's reelection, Livingston moved to Edgar's policy staff.

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From left to right, Tom Livingston poses with Governor Jim Edgar, Dick Wagner and Mike Lawrence in the Governor’s office after a meeting in May 1998.

Where:

Governor’s office, Springfield, Illinois

When:

May 1998

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Chief Illiniwek, the official mascot of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, portrayed by Tom Livingston in 1988-89.

Where:

Unknown

When:

1988-89

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Livingston in a Crain's Chicago Business article 'Forty Under 40' on November 4, 2002. At age 35, he was the Illinois Medical District Commission's Exec Dir. According to writer Bob Tita, Livingston considers his position more than a job, but a legacy.

Where:

Unknown

When:

November 4, 2002

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.

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A Pioneer Newspapers/Sun-Times article captioned 'La Grange Village Trustee Tom Livingston (center) has trained with firefighters and served as Chief Illiniwek at the U of I. Now he will serve as the chairman of the Civic Federation of Chicago.'

Where:

Unknown

When:

January 13, 2011

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.



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