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Glenn POSHARD

(1945- )

POSHARD, Glenn, a Representative from Illinois; born in Herald, White County, Ill., October 30, 1945; attended Herald Elementary School, 1950-1958; graduated from Carmi Township High School, 1962; served in the United States Army, Specialist 5, 1962-1965; B.S., University of Southern Illinois, 1970, M.S., 1974, Ph.D., administration of higher education, 1984; teacher and sports coach, Galatia and Thompsonville High Schools, 1970-1974; assistant director, Southern Illinois Regional Education Service Center, and director, Area Service Center for Educators of the Gifted, 1974-1984; Illinois state senator, 1984-1988; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1989-January 3, 1999); was not a candidate in 1998 for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Illinois.

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

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