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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Kenney  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

-- David Kenney on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Resides in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

David served in the cabinet of Illinos Governor James Thompson and is professor emeritus of political science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has also served as the funding director of the Illinois State Historic Preservation Agency.

Published Works

  • The Political Passage, The Career of Stratton of Illinois, Southern Illinois University Press, 1990
  • Basic Illinois Government, A Systematic Explanation, Southern Illinois University Press, 1993
  • Roll Call, Patterns of Voting in the 6th Constitutional Convention, Southern Illinois University Press , 2000
  • An Uncertain Tradition, U.S. Senators from Illinois, 1818-2003, Southern Illinois University Press, 2003 co-authored with Robert E. Hartley

Selected Titles At Your Library

A political passage :
ISBN: 0809315491. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©1990.

A biography of William G. Stratton, covering Illinois politics from the 1920s through the 1950s.

Basic Illinois government :
ISBN: 0809318229. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. 1993.

Roll call! :
ISBN: 0252005244. OCLC Number:

Published for the Institute of Government and Public Affairs by the University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. [1975]

An uncertain tradition :
ISBN: 0809325497. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©2003.

This sweeping survey constitutes the first comprehensive treatment of the 47 individuals -- 46 white males and one African American female -- who have been chosen to represent Illinois in the United States Senate from 1818 to 2003. Political issues changing over time are illuminated by the lives of participants in the politics of choice and service in the Senate. Integrated with the currents of local and national politics, the stories of the senators' lives and careers impart a distinct and wide-ranging view of Illinois's political traditions. From the notorious to the heroic, the popular to the pioneering, the senatorial roster includes such luminaries as "The Little Giant" Stephen A. Douglas; Lyman Trumbull, who served three terms in the Civil War era; "Uncle Dick" and "Black Jack," also known as Richard Oglesby and John A. Logan; the "Wizard of Ooze" Everett Dirksen; and modern leaders such as Adlai Stevenson III, Paul Simon, and Carol Moseley-Braun.



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