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Mark Plummer - Historians Speak
Dr. Mark Plummer received his PhD in history from the University of Kansas in 1960. He became a Professor of History at Illinois State University in the same year, where he worked until his retirement in 1994. While at Illinois State, Dr. Plummer taught courses in American and Asian history, and served as Departmental Chair on three occasions. He also served as President of the Illinois State Historical Association in 1985. Some of his major publications include works on Governor Richard Oglesby and orator Robert G. Ingersoll.
Mark Plummer holding a copy of his book Lincoln’s Rail-Splitter: Governor Richard J. Oglesby, on the campus of Illinois State University in 2008. Photo is taken from an article in the July 23rd 2008 edition of the newspaper Daily Vidette
Illinois State University
Daily Vidette, July 23rd 2008
Mark Plummer at the time of his interview in August, 2008.