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Barbara Flynn Currie - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Barbara Flynn Currie, a liberal Democrat from the Hyde Park district of Chicago, has represented that area in the Illinois House of Representatives from January, 1979 to the time of this posting in 2017. These interviews cover Currie's career in the Illinois House from 1979 through Governor Jim Thompson's administration, which ended in January, 1991. Thompson, a moderate Republican, served as governor for fourteen years.  ​

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Visits From Opponents


Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Early years in the Illinois State House of Representatives

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

ERA fight in Illinois from 1978 to June, 1982

Interview Session 04 (Audio)

IL House during the early 1980s and Thompson administration

Interview Session 05 (Audio)

IL House during the late 1980s and view of the Thompson administration

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Representative Currie's entire interview is posted in the 'Illinois Statecraft - Legislators' project

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