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Encyclopedia > Neil F. Hartigan

Neil F. Hartigan is an Illinois Democrat who has served as Illinois Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and Justice of the Appellate Court. Hartigan also was the Democrat candidate for governor in 1990 but lost the race to Republican Jim Edgar. Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Illinois Attorney General is the highest legal officer of the state of Illinois in the United States. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois is the secondary chief executive of the State of Illinois and the various agencies and departments over which the lieutenant governor has specific jurisdiction. ... James Edgar (born January 22, 1946) is an American politician who was the Governor of Illinois from 1991 to 1999. ...


Hartigan grew up in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood and graduated from Loyola Academy. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a bachelor's degree in 1959. He received a juris doctor's degree from Loyola University College of Law in 1962. Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Rogers Park is the northernmost neighborhood community of Chicago, Illinois, USA, bordering the City of Evanston. ... Loyola Academy The sign at the entrance to Loyola Academy Loyola Academy, a Jesuit College Preparatory High School, is located in Wilmette, Illinois. ... Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... The Loyola University Chicago School of Law is the only law school on the Magnificent Mile of Chicagos North Michigan Avenue. ...


Upon completion of law school Hartigan worked for 10 years for the city of Chicago. He served in varous roles: as the city's legislative counsel in Springfield, as attorney for the Chicago Board of Health and as general counsel for the Chicago Park District. Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1819 Incorporated Sangamon County Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 156. ...


In 1972 Hartigan was selected as the running mate to the party's endorsed candidate, then-lieutenant governor Paul Simon. Simon lost the Democratic gubernatorial nomination to Daniel Walker, while Hartigan beat Walker's hand-picked running mate. Walker and Hartigan won the general election, making Hartigan, at age 34, the youngest lieutenant governor in the nation. Following his election Time magazine named him as one of 200 future leaders of the country. Paul Martin Simon (November 29, 1928 – December 9, 2003) was an American politician from Illinois. ... Daniel Walker (born April 24, 1991) is a former governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1992 to 2008. ...


Hartigan won renomination in 1976, but Michael J. Howlett ousted Walker at the top of the ticket. In the general election James R. Thompson and Dave O'Neal soundly defeated the Democratic team of Howlett and Hartigan. James Robert Thompson (born May 8, 1936), also known as Big Jim Thompson, was the longest-serving Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois. ... David C. ONeil (1937-) was Lieutenant Governor of Illinois from 1977-1982. ...


For a time, Hartigan left public life for the business world. He returned in 1982, winning election as Illinois attorney general. In 1986, he briefly sought the Democratic nomination for governor but withdrew when Adlai Stevenson III entered the race. Hartigan then ran for reelection as attorney general, and won with the highest number of votes of any statewide office that year. Adlai Stevenson III Adlai Ewing Stevenson III (born October 10, 1930, in Chicago) is an American politician of the Democratic party. ...


Hartigan is currently Chairman of the World Trade Center Chicago.

Preceded by:
Paul Simon
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
1973 – 1977
Succeeded by:
Dave O'Neal

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Edgar v Hartigan...- Illinois Issues, August 1990 (4549 words)
Hartigan cites statewide infant mortality rates that are the sixth worst in the country, lack of programs to deal with homelessness and 1.5 million Illinoisans who have no health insurance.
Hartigan is married to Margaret (Marge) Dunne Hartigan.
Hartigan says that to win approval of the measure that provides state subsidized insurance for the uninsurable he brought together parties that had feuded for years, namely doctors, lawyers and elements of the disabled community.
Hartigan v Edgar...- Illinois Issues, July 1990 (4071 words)
Hartigan says that he would begin by deciding where Illinois should be headed in the 1990s and into the 21st century, then decide what state government's role is in helping it get there.
Hartigan says that it would take two years to complete studies of all agencies and to create budgets based on those studies, but that he would try to target two agencies in his first budget.
Hartigan said the state was providing only 37 percent of the money spent on public schools and needed to reverse the decline.
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