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Interview with Gov. James Edgar

Jim Edgar was the 38th governor of Illinois, first elected in 1990 and re-elected in 1994 by the largest margin ever for an Illinois governor. Four years later Governor Edgar left office with the highest approval rating in state history. He visited the Eagleton Institute of Politics in December 2010 and spoke with Professor Alan Rosenthal in front of a Rutgers University graduate class on state legislatures. Rosenthal had previously interviewed Governor Edgar for the book he had recently completed, The Best Job in Politics.

 


Interview on December 2, 2010Transcript available here