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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With the Honorable Roland Burris

Bieschke, Paul; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
State attorney general, state comptroller, and U.S. senator Hon. Roland Burris was born in Centralia, Illinois. He earned his B.A. degree in political science from Southern Illinois University in 1959. He stud earned his J.D. degree from Howard University in 1963. Burris was a federal bank examiner before holding several positions at the Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company (now Bank of America). In 1973, he was appointed director of the Illinois Department of General Services. In 1978, Burr was elected Comptroller of the state of Illinois, the first African American elected to statewide office. He served three terms before he was elected attorney general in Illinois in 1990. Burris returned to public service on December 30, 2008, when he was appointed by Governor Rod Blagojevich to the U.S. Senate, to fill the unexpired term of Senator Barack Obama, who resigned when he was elected President of the United States.
Performers
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
201 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Roland Burris
The Honorable Roland Burris
Credits
Videographer, Paul Bieschke.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2000 April 24.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 20 min., 20 sec.)) : sound, color
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