Mike Lawrence began his journalistic career in the mid-1960s, spending much of it with the Quad City Times-Democrat while reporting on Illinois' political scene. In 1987 Lawrence went to work as Press Secretary for Secretary of State Jim Edgar, and followed Edgar when he became Governor in 1991. Lawrence resigned in 1997, and moved to Carbondale to work at the Southern Illinois University Public Policy Institute.
Interview Session 01 (Audio)
Growing up & early years as a journalist
Interview Session 02 (Audio)
Journalistic career through 1987
Interview Session 03 (Audio)
Early years with Sec of State Jim Edgar
Interview Session 04 (Audio)
Press Secretary for Edgar's first term
Interview Session 05 (Audio)
Edgar's second administration
Interview Session 06 (Audio)
Career after work with the Edgar administration
Governor Jim Edgar Series.