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Fred Edgar - Governor Jim Edgar Project

Fred Edgar is the older brother of former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. Fred, Jim, and oldest brother Tom grew up together in Charleston, Illinois, in a single parent household after their father was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 1953. Despite that, the brothers enjoyed a normal childhood, and Fred has been an ardent supporter of Jim throughout his political career.

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Tom, Jim and Fred Edgar with the family dog Tony.

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Unknown

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1948

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Fred’s father Cecil, Tom, Jim and family pet Tony.

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1948

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Fred, Jim and Tom standing for a family photo.

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1949

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A photo of (from Left to Right) Betty Edgar (my mother) with Jim, Tom, Mary Hamilton (a friend of Betty's) and Mary's daughter Julie with Fred taken in a rural area somewhere in Coles County.

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Coles County, Illinois

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1949

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A family photo (from Left to Right) of Fred, Jim (age 3, wearing a shirt with Republican elephants on it) and Tom.

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1950

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from Left to Right) Jim, Tom and Fred sitting on the couch.

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1953

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Back Row: Cousins Delores and John, Maureen Seaman, Fred, Tom and Junior (Junior and Delores are brother and sister); Middle Row: Fred, Tom, Uncle Everett and Aunt Maude; Front Row: Delores and John’s daughters and Maureen and Junior’s sons.

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1957

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Narrator’s Photo

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Fred, Tom and Jim all dressed up in 1963.

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1963

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Sitting down with the family, Jim, Tom and family pet Daisy in 1997.

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1997

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Narrator's Photo

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A photo from Election night in 1994, Front Row: Brenda, Jim, Bob Kustra; Back Row: Tom, various supporters from Chicago and Fred celebrating Jim’s success.

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Unknown

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1994

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



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