Roland V. Libonati
Roland Victor Libonati was a United States Representative from Illinois. Libonati was born in Chicago, Illinois and he earned an Associate of Arts degree from the Lewis Institute in 1918. During World War I, he served as a lieutenant in the United States Army, after the war, Libonati returned to school, graduating from the University of Michigan in 1921 and from the Northwestern University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1924. Libonati was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced law practice in Chicago and he was the founder and owner of the American Boys Camp for indigent children at Coloma, and, was lawyer to Al Capone. He served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1930 to 1934 from 1940 to 1942, and he served as delegate to every state Democratic convention from 1942 to 1987. Libonati was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James B and he was reelected to the Eighty-sixth, Eighty-seventh, and the Eighty-eighth Congresses.
He was not a candidate for renomination to the Eighty-ninth Congress in 1964, following his political career, he resumed the practice of law. He was a resident of Chicago, until his death on May 30,1991 and he was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress and this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http, //bioguide. congress. gov
Robert William Bob Ney is an American politician from the U. S. state of Ohio. In 2007, he was convicted on charges of corruption and served 17 months of a 30-month jail sentence, a Republican, Ney represented Ohios 18th congressional district in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 until November 3,2006, when he resigned. Neys resignation took place after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, from 2001 to 2006, Ney was Chairman of the House Administration Committee. As chair of that committee, he oversaw operations in the Capitol complex and was known as the Mayor of Capitol Hill. He served as Chairman of the Housing Sub Committee, the Committee oversaw the Housing laws, H. U. D. India Housing Issues, Bank lending issues, and a variety of other housing measures, Ney was a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, former member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, and served as a Deputy Whip in the Leadership Structure. Ney was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of a TV cameraman for WTRF-TV, Ney grew up in Bellaire, Ohio, an industrial town across the Ohio River from Wheeling.
He graduated in 1972 from St. Johns High School in Bellaire and he attended Ohio University Eastern Campus in Belmont County before transferring to Ohio State University in Columbus. He received a Bachelor of Science Secondary Education degree from OSU in 1976, during high school and college, Ney worked at a grocery store in Benwood, West Virginia and the Imperial Glass Company in Bellaire, Ohiol. Ney started his career as the manager for Ohio Governor James A. Rhodess comeback campaign to defeat incumbent Governor John j. In 1976 he served as one of the youngest At Large delegates at that time, in 1980, at the age of 26, Ney defeated state Representative Wayne Hays, a powerful former U. S. representative who had resigned from Congress in 1976 after a sex scandal. Ironically, Hays had served as the Chairman of the powerful House Administration Committee, Ney served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1981 to 1983. He was defeated in his bid in November 1982. After his defeat, Ney managed a security company in Saudi Arabia.
He was appointed to the Ohio Senate in 1984 to replace former state senator Sam Speck, Ney won the seat in November 1984 and re-election in 1988 and 1992. 1994 In November 1994, Ney decided to run for Ohios 18th congressional district after nine-term incumbent Democrat Douglas Applegate announced his retirement, Ney won the six-candidate Republican primary field with 69% of the vote. The 18th had a considerable Democratic lean, but Ney scored a considerable upset,1996 In 1996, he won re-election to a second term, defeating Democrat State Senator Rob Burch 50%–46%. 1998–2004 He went on to win four more times easily without difficult competition in 1998,2000,2002
Roman Conrad Pucinski was an American Democratic politician from Chicago, Illinois. Representative from 1959 to 1973 and alderman from the 41st Ward of Chicago from 1973 to 1991 and he was considered a longtime leader of Chicago Polonia and was seen to represent its interests in Washington along with Congressman Dan Rostenkowski. He was born in Buffalo, New York, but moved to Chicago with his family as a child, in 1941, he graduated from Northwestern University. During World War II, he served in the Air Force, after the war, he attended John Marshall Law School in Chicago and graduated in 1949. He worked in journalism for years, notably at the Chicago Sun-Times. In 1952, he was chief investigator for the Congressional Special Committee which investigated the Katyn Massacre and this was of special interest to him as a Polish-American. In 1958, Pucinski was elected U. S Representative from the heavily Polish-American 11th District on the Northwest Side of Chicago and he was re-elected to six additional terms, serving from 1959 to 1973.
As a representative, he pushed for the installation of black box recorders on all passenger airliners. When congressional districts were redrawn after the 1970 Census, Pucinskis district disappeared, instead, he was the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate against incumbent Senator Charles H. Percy, he lost badly. In 1973, he was first elected alderman from the 41st Ward of Chicago, Pucinski served as Democratic Ward Committeeman from the 41st Ward for many years. After Mayor Richard J. Daley died in 1976, Pucinski ran in the Democratic primary of the election to replace him in 1977. Bilandic won, Pucinski was the finisher, and Harold Washington came in third with 11%. During the Council Wars of Harold Washingtons first term as mayor, in 1987, he proposed requiring employee voting on any Employee Stock Ownership Plan established by a corporation based in Chicago. In 1984, he supported a redistribution of Community Development Block Grant funds that would have allocated $1.3 million to repave streets in the 41st Ward.
The 41st Ward usually voted for Republicans and the aging Pucinski was defeated in his campaign for re-election as alderman by Republican Brian Doherty in 1991 and his daughter Aurelia followed him into politics. He died in Chicago in 2002, biographical Data Roman Pucinski at Find a Grave
Omar Truman Burleson was a U. S. Born in Anson, the seat of Jones County, north of Abilene, Burleson attended the schools and Abilene Christian College and Hardin-Simmons University. Burleson graduated in 1929 from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee He was admitted to the bar the year and commenced practice in Gorman in Eastland County. County attorney of Jones County, Texas from 1931 to 1934 and he served as Jones County judge from 1934 to 1940. He was an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1940 and 1941. He was a secretary to U. S, representative Sam Russell of Texas in 1941 and 1942 and general counsel for the Housing Authority in the District of Columbia in 1942. He served in the United States Navy from December 1942 to April 1946, Burleson was elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress. He was reelected to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3,1947, until his resignation and he served as chairman of the Committee on House Administration, Joint Committee on the Library, Joint Committee on Printing.
He was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress and was succeeded by fellow Democrat Charles Stenholm of Stamford, after his congressional years, he resided in Abilene until his death there on May 14,1991. He is interred at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Anson, omar Burleson at Find a Grave United States Congress. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress and this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http, //bioguide. congress. gov
Vernon James Vern Ehlers, Ph. D. is the former U. S. Representative for Michigans 3rd congressional district, having served from 1993 until 2011 and he is a member of the Republican Party. Ehlers was the first research physicist to be elected to Congress, he was joined by Rush Holt. His doctoral dissertation, The nuclear spins and moments of several radioactive isotopes, is available from University Microfilms International as document number 0227304. Ehlers began his career in 1974 while still at Calvin, when he was elected to the Kent County board of commissioners. Ehlers served ten years in the Michigan state legislature – two years in the house and eight in the state senate. A portrait of Ehlers during his service as chairman of the Administration Committee is in the House collection, according to the National Journal, in 2006 his votes split 50-50 between liberal and conservative. While strongly anti-abortion and supportive of lowering taxes, he is willing to break with his party on environmental and he is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership and Republicans for Environmental Protection.
He was the member of the Michigan Congressional delegation of either party to vote to raise fuel economy standards for automobiles in 2001 and 2005. Ehlers is an advocate of a federal prohibition of online poker. In 2006 he cosponsored H. R.4411, the Goodlatte-Leach Internet Gambling Prohibition Act and H. R.4777, the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act. In 1993 Ehlers won an election for the 3rd District. He won a term in 1994 and was reelected six times with little significant Democratic opposition. Ehlers retired from Congress in 2010, V. J. Ehlers and A. Gallagher, Gallagher, Alan. Electron Excitation of the Calcium 4227-Å Resonance Line, Kabasakal, H. A. Shugart, O. Tezer, Kabasakal, Shugart, Tezer, Orhan. Hyperfine Structure of 67Ga and 72Ga, cS1 maint, Multiple names, authors list V. J. Ehlers, T. R. Fowler, H. A. Shugart, Fowler, Shugart, Howard. Nuclear Magnetic Moment of 85Rb, Resolving a Discrepancy, cS1 maint, Multiple names, authors list V. J. Ehlers, H. A. Shugart, Shugart, Howard. Hyperfine-Structure Separations and Nuclear Moments of Gallium-68, V. J.
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United States House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress which, along with the Senate, composes the legislature of the United States. The composition and powers of the House are established by Article One of the United States Constitution, since its inception in 1789, all representatives are elected popularly. The total number of voting representatives is fixed by law at 435, the House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the President for consideration. The presiding officer is the Speaker of the House, who is elected by the members thereof and is traditionally the leader of the controlling party. He or she and other leaders are chosen by the Democratic Caucus or the Republican Conferences. The House meets in the wing of the United States Capitol. Under the Articles of Confederation, the Congress of the Confederation was a body in which each state was equally represented. All states except Rhode Island agreed to send delegates, the issue of how to structure Congress was one of the most divisive among the founders during the Convention.
The House is referred to as the house, with the Senate being the upper house. Both houses approval is necessary for the passage of legislation, the Virginia Plan drew the support of delegates from large states such as Virginia and Pennsylvania, as it called for representation based on population. The smaller states, favored the New Jersey Plan, the Constitution was ratified by the requisite number of states in 1788, but its implementation was set for March 4,1789. The House began work on April 1,1789, when it achieved a quorum for the first time, during the first half of the 19th century, the House was frequently in conflict with the Senate over regionally divisive issues, including slavery. The North was much more populous than the South, and therefore dominated the House of Representatives, the North held no such advantage in the Senate, where the equal representation of states prevailed. Regional conflict was most pronounced over the issue of slavery, One example of a provision repeatedly supported by the House but blocked by the Senate was the Wilmot Proviso, which sought to ban slavery in the land gained during the Mexican–American War.
Conflict over slavery and other issues persisted until the Civil War, the war culminated in the Souths defeat and in the abolition of slavery. Because all southern senators except Andrew Johnson resigned their seats at the beginning of the war, the years of Reconstruction that followed witnessed large majorities for the Republican Party, which many Americans associated with the Unions victory in the Civil War and the ending of slavery. The Reconstruction period ended in about 1877, the ensuing era, the Democratic and the Republican Party held majorities in the House at various times. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw an increase in the power of the Speaker of the House
DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th-century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul, in 1998, it became the largest Catholic university by enrollment in the United States. Following in the footsteps of its founders, DePaul places special emphasis on recruiting first-generation students, DePauls two main campuses are located in Lincoln Park and the Loop. The Lincoln Park Campus is home to the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Health and it houses the School of Music, the Theatre School, and the John T. Richardson Library. The Loop campus houses the Colleges of Communication and Digital Media, and Law, as well as the School of Public Service and the School for New Learning. It is home to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, the Loop campus houses the Loop Library and the Rinn Law Library. The student body represents a wide array of religious, ethnic, DePauls intercollegiate athletic teams, known as the Blue Demons, compete in the Big East Conference.
DePauls mens basketball team has made 18 NCAA tournament appearances and appeared in two Final Fours, originally named St. Vincents College, DePaul University was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission priests and brothers, known as the Vincentians. Followers of 17th-century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul, they founded the university to serve Roman Catholic children of immigrants, Student enrollment grew from 70 in 1898 to 200 in 1903 in what is now the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. In response, the Vincentians re-chartered in 1907 as DePaul University, DePaul began admitting women in 1911 and awarded degrees to its first female graduates in 1912. It was one of the first Catholic universities to admit students in a co-educational setting. DePaul established the School of Music and the College of Commerce, in 1914, the College began offering courses in Chicagos Loop, the precursor of DePauls second primary campus. In 1915, the Illinois College of Law completed its affiliation with the university, although finances were rocky, the university continued to grow and build in the 1920s.
In 1926, the university was first accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities, when DePaul’s first sports teams were formed in the early 1900s, the monogram D was selected for the uniforms. From this originated the nickname D-men which evolved into Demons, the color blue, which signifies loyalty and was chosen in 1901 by a vote of the student body, was added to the name to create the Blue Demons. By 1930 more than 5,000 students were enrolled in eight colleges, the Great Depression led to fluctuations in enrollment and tuition as well as cutbacks, including elimination of the football team in 1939. In 1938, the Department of Elementary Education was established, reportedly the one in the Midwest. With the entry of the United States into World War I in 1918, DePaul formed a unit of the US Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, DePaul mobilized for World War II, offering its facilities for war training and free courses to train people for industry work
Adlai Stevenson II
Adlai Ewing Stevenson II was an American lawyer and diplomat, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent public speaking, and promotion of progressive causes in the Democratic Party. He served on the committee created the United Nations. He was the 31st Governor of Illinois from 1949 to 1953, Stevenson was defeated in a landslide by Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1952 presidential election. In 1956 he was again the Democratic presidential nominee against Eisenhower and he sought the Democratic presidential nomination for a third time at the 1960 Democratic National Convention, but was defeated by Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. After his election, President Kennedy appointed Stevenson as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations and he served from 1961 to 1965. He died on July 14,1965, from failure in London. Following public memorial services in New York City, Washington, DC, the prominent historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. who served as one of his speechwriters, wrote that Stevenson was a great creative figure in American politics.
He turned the Democratic Party around in the fifties and made JFK possible. to the United States and the world he was the voice of a reasonable and elevated America. He brought a new generation into politics, and moved millions of people in the United States, journalist David Halberstam wrote that Stevensons gift to the nation was his language and well-crafted and calming. W. Willard Wirtz, his friend and law partner, once said If the Electoral College ever gives an honorary degree, Stevenson was born in Los Angeles, California, in a neighborhood now designated as the North University Park Historic District. His home and birthplace at 2639 Monmouth Avenue has been designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and he was a member of a prominent Illinois political family. His grandfather Adlai Stevenson I was Vice President of the United States under President Grover Cleveland from 1893 to 1897. A maternal great-grandfather, Jesse W. Fell, had been a friend and campaign manager for Abraham Lincoln in his 1858 US Senate race.
Stevensons eldest son, Adlai E. Stevenson III, became a U. S and his mother was Helen Davis Stevenson, and he had an older sister, Elizabeth Stevenson Ives, an author who was called Buffie. Actor McLean Stevenson was a cousin once removed. He was the nephew by marriage of novelist Mary Borden, Stevenson was raised in the city of Bloomington, his family was a member of Bloomingtons upper class and lived in one of the citys well-to-do neighborhoods. Stevenson was devastated by the accident and rarely referred to it as an adult, however, in 1955 Stevenson heard about a woman whose son had experienced a similar tragedy. He wrote to her that she should tell her son that he must live for two, which Stevensons friends took to be a reference to the shooting incident
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
Queen of Heaven Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery in Hillside, Illinois, a suburban community near Chicago. The cemetery is operated by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Queen of Heaven is located at Wolf and Roosevelt Roads, near the Eisenhower Expressway, and is adjacent to two other cemeteries. One is another Catholic cemetery named Mount Carmel Cemetery, and the other is the secular Oakridge Glen Oaks Cemetery, Queen of Heaven was consecrated in 1947. The cemetery maintained its own office until 1965, when operations were combined with neighboring Mount Carmel Cemetery, the cemetery is 472 acres in size, and there are currently over 122,451 people buried there. There are approximately 3,215 annual interments at Queen of Heaven, in addition to regular graves, Queen of Heaven was the first area cemetery to have religious shrine sections. One of these is the Shrine of the Holy Innocents, where victims of the 1958 Our Lady of the Angels School Fire are interred. In these sections families could purchase plots for all its members all at once, Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, adjacent to the cemetery, has 30,000 crypts and 64 columbarium niches.
There is a garden complex, with 25,729 crypts and 720 columbarium niches. The Queen of Heaven mausoleum complex has room for over 33,000 bodies and was as of 2009 about 75 percent filled, present is huge gallery of stained glass and carved wood and statuary in marble and mosaic. Frank Annunzio – U. S. Ronan – U