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Name:  Everett McKinley Dirksen  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Pekin, Illinois

Died: September 7, 1969

-- Everett McKinley Dirksen on WorldCat --

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The education of a senator /
ISBN: 0252024141. OCLC Number: 38024068

University of Illinois Press,. .

Recently discovered in the archives of the Dirksen Congressional Center, this is the memoir Senator Dirksen was writing at the time of his death in 1969 - and his gravel-voiced warmth and wisdom come through on every page. Covering the years of his boyhood through his election to the Senate in 1950, The Education of a Senator reveals the foundation of a great public servant in the making.