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Burris, Roland W.

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    • Roland Wallace
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    • found: Illinois. Local Government Audit Advisory Board. Real Estate Tax, Levy, and Collection Subcommittee. A review of the Illinois real estate tax cycle, 1986, 1986:t.p. (Roland W. Burris, comptroller)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, October 29, 2013:(Burris, Roland, a Senator from Illinois; born in Centralia, Ill., August 3, 1937; B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., 1959; J.D., Howard University, 1963; national bank examiner for comptroller of the currency, U.S. Treasury Department 1963-1964; bank executive; director, Illinois State Department of General Services 1973-1976; Illinois State comptroller 1978-1990, the first African American elected to statewide office in Illinois; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States senator in1984; Illinois State attorney general 1991-1995; trustee, Financial Accounting Foundation board 1991-1994; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1994, 1998, and 2002; practiced law in Chicago, Ill.; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate on December 31, 2008, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Barack Obama, but credentials were not in order until January 12, 2009; took the oath of office on January 15, 2009, and served until November 29, 2010, a successor having been chosen in a special election; not a candidate for election to the unexpired portion of the term.
    • found: Wikipedia website, October 29, 2013(Roland Wallace Burris, a former United States Senator from the state of Illinois and a member of the Democratic Party. In 1978, Burris was the firs African-American elected to statewide office in Illinois, when he was elected Illinois Comptroller. He served in that office until his election as Illinois Attorney General in 1990)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 2, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Burris, Roland; politician, banker, lawyer, civil servant; born 03 August 1937 in Centralia, Illinois, United States; BA in Political Science, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1959); law degree from Howard University (1963); worked for the U.S. Treasury Department as a bank examiner in Chicago (1964); worked at Continental Bank; became national executive director and chief operating officer of Operation PUSH, People United to Save Humanity; won his race for attorney general (1989); was Attorney General of the state of Illinois; lawyer at Jones, Ware & Grenard; appointed by Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama (2008); named Ebony's 100 Most Influential Black Americans (1979-1995),National Bar Association's Distinguished Accomplishments in the Field of Law (1993), City and State's One of the Top Three Government Financial Officers in the Nation (1989); adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)
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