Irving Lee Dilliard
Born: 1904 in Collinsville, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Irving lived and worked in Illinois his entire life. Biography: Irving was a reporter, and editorial writer and an editor. He was the director of the Illinois State Historical Society, from 1941 to 1948, its president, 1947-48. He was also the Director of the Illinois State Department on Aging, 1974-75.