Brigadier General, United StatesArmy
Governor of Illinois
former governor of Illinois, he headed the Presidential Commission which
studied crime and violence in America (The Kerner Commission).
He was later indicted and convicted of bribery while in office in Illinois and served time in a Federal prison. He was released from prison early because he was discovered to be terminally ill with cancer.
He died on May 9, 1976, and due to his military service in World War II, was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003