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Ted Hild - IHPA legacy
After receiving both his BA and MA in History from Northern Illinois University, Theodore (Ted) Hild was hired as an employee for the Historic Sites division of the Illinois Department of Conservation in 1972. In 1985, Hild's division was merged with the Illinois State Historical Library to form the Illinois Historical Preservation Agency. He eventually became Acting Division Manager of the IHPA's Preservation Division, a role which he held until his retirement in 2007.