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POSHARD, Glenn, a Representative from Illinois; born in Herald, White County, Ill., October 30, 1945; attended Herald Elementary School, 1950-1958; graduated from Carmi Township High School, 1962; served in the United States Army, Specialist 5, 1962-1965; B.S., University of Southern Illinois, 1970, M.S., 1974, Ph.D., administration of higher education, 1984; teacher and sports coach, Galatia and Thompsonville High Schools, 1970-1974; assistant director, Southern Illinois Regional Education Service Center, and director, Area Service Center for Educators of the Gifted, 1974-1984; Illinois state senator, 1984-1988; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1989-January 3, 1999); was not a candidate in 1998 for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Illinois.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Special Collections Research Library, Morris Library

Carbondale, IL
Papers: 1984-1999, 200 linear feet. Materials relating to Glenn Poshard's campaigns for and service in the Illinois Senate (1985-1989) and U.S. House of Representatives (1989-1999), and to his unsuccessful 1998 gubernatorial campaign. In process.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1988, 1 videocassette. Includes 9 commercials used during the campaign of Glenn W. Poshard for the 1988 U.S. congressional election in Illinois, Democratic party.
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