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Roland W. Burris, D

Democrat



Biography

Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for Ill. House, 1968; Department of General Services director, 1973-77; sought Democratic nomination for Ill. comptroller, 1976; Ill. comptroller, 1979-91; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, 1984; Ill. attorney general, 1991-95; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1994; independent candidate for mayor of Chicago, 1995; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1998; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 2002; U.S. Senate, 2009-10
Born: August 3, 1937; Centralia, Ill.
Residence: Chicago
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Berlean M. Burris; two children
Education: Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, B.A. 1959; Howard U., LL.B. 1963



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