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Jim Edgar - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Jim Edgar served as Governor Jim Thompson's legislative liaison from 1979 to 1980. Following the 1980 election, Governor Thompson appointed Edgar to serve as Secretary of State, the position vacated by Alan Dixon, who was headed to the U.S. Senate. For the next ten years of the Thompson administration Edgar served as Secretary of State, winning two elections and implementing significant legislation, including DUI laws and driver’s insurance legislation.

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It's Your Turn

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Interview Session 06 (Audio)

Edgar’s years as Gov. Thompson’s legislative liaison, 1979-1980

Interview Session 07 (Audio)

Edgar’s Secretary of State years, 1981-1982

Interview Session 08 (Audio)

Secretary of State years, cont. 1983-1990


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