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Rod R. BLAGOJEVICH

(1956- )

BLAGOJEVICH, Rod R., a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 10, 1956; attended Foreman High School, Chicago, Ill.; B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1979; J.D., Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif., 1983; attorney, private practice; Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County, Ill., 1986-1988; member of the Illinois state house of representatives, 1993-1996; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2003); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002.; Governor of Illinois, 2003-2009; impeached on January 9, 2009, by the Illinois house of representatives and subsequently removed from office by the decision of the Illinois state senate on January 29, 2009.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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