The Gentleman from Illinois: Stories from Forty Years of Elective Public Service

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While in the Senate, he was a highly effective go-to guy for Governors Jim Thompson and Jim Edgar when they needed help from Washington. To Senator Dixon, politics was far more joy than jugular. He was fun to cover and good for Illinois. Dixon, began his political career as a police magistrate in Belleville. He was one of the youngest individuals ever elected to the Illinois House of Representatives at age He served as a representative from to , and then in the state Senate from to He won his first statewide election in , and served as state treasurer from to He moved up the ladder of statewide offices winning election for secretary of state in November Senate in Dixon, a moderate, won his seat in the Senate in the same election that sent Ronald Reagan to the White House.

He served in the U. Senate from to That three-way contest saw Moseley Braun winning significant support from black voters and millionaire Al Hoefeld pull moderates and conservatives away from Dixon. After leaving the U.

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After his departure from the U. Senate, Dixon joined the St. Louis law firm of Bryan Cave. He believed in the spirit of cooperation and compromise. Kane takes a critical look at the development of the present law through a discussion of seventeen landmark libel cases.

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