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George Edward SANGMEISTER

(1931-2007)

SANGMEISTER, George Edward, a Representative from Illinois; born in Frankfort, Will County, Ill., February 16, 1931; attended the public schools of Joliet Township, Ill., and Joliet Junior College, 1949-1951; United States Army, 1951-1953; B.A., Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill., 1957; LL.B., John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill., 1960, J.D., John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill. 1970; admitted to the Illinois bar in 1960; lawyer, private practice; justice of the peace, Will County, Ill., 1961-1963; magistrate, Will County, Ill., circuit court, 1961-1964; state attorney, Will County, Ill., 1964-1968; member of the Illinois state house of representatives, 1972-1976; member of the Illinois state senate, 1976-1987; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1989-January 3, 1995); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994; died on October 7, 2007, in Joliet, Ill.

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

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