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George Fleischli - Governor Jim Edgar Project

In 1979, George Fleischli, a former teacher and coach, began working in Illinois state government with the Department of Conservation. He served for the Secretary of State Jim Edgar as his Director of Physical Services, and followed Governor Edgar into his gubernatorial administration, serving as an Executive Assistant and overseeing several key state departments and boards.

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Jim Edgar personalized this collection of campaign photographs to George Fleschli, commemorating the launching of Edgar's primary campaign for Governor in August, 1989.

Where:

Unknown

When:

August, 1989

Ownership:

This image is in the public domain.

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Brenda and Jim Edgar board the campaign plane at the beginning of his campaign to win the Republican nod for Governor, in August of 1989.

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Unknown

When:

August, 1989

Ownership:

This image is in the public domain.

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A primary campaign event on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, Edgar’s alma mater, in Charleston, Illinois. The event helped Edgar launch his campaign for Governor in August 1989.

Where:

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

When:

August, 1989

Ownership:

This image is in the public domain.

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A campaign rally for Edgar in the atrium of the state capitol rotunda in the summer of 1990.

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Atrium, Illinois State Capitol Rotunda, Springfield, IL

When:

Summer of 1990

Ownership:

This image is in the public domain.

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Jim and Brenda Edgar aboard the campaign’s aircraft during the primary.

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Edgar campaign aircraft

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This image is in the public domain.

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The Edgar children, Elizabeth and Brad, catch up on some sleep aboard the campaign plane in August of 1989.

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Edgar campaign airplane

When:

August, 1989

Ownership:

This image is in the public domain.

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Jim Edgar inspects some of the state’s flood work on August 9th, 1993, during the height of the Great Flood near Alton, Illinois. From left to right are the governor, Kirk Brown, (Sec of Transportation) and George Fleischli.

Where:

near Alton, IL

When:

August 9, 1993

Ownership:

This image is in the public domain.

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Edgar signs horse racing legislation with the principles of the horse racing industry in Illinois.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

This image is in the public domain.

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George Fleischli, ‘Duke’ Ducoff, general manager of the Springfield, Illinois Convention Center, and then Secretary of State Jim Edgar at the occasion of AAA baseball coming to Springfield in early 1981.

Where:

AAA baseball visit to Springfield, IL

When:

early 1981

Ownership:

This image is in the public domain.



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