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Former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon

From his beginnings as a 21-year old police magistrate in his hometown of Belleville, Ill. to his two terms in the United States Senate, Alan J. Dixon became one of the Prairie State's most popular elected officials in more than four decades of public service.

The St. Clair County Democrat also served in the Illinois House and Senate, as well as State Treasurer and Secretary of State, earning a reputation as one of his party's top vote-getters. 

Dixon joins host Jak Tichenor for a program-length discussion of his new book The Gentleman from Illinois: Stories from Forty years of Elective Public Service. The Southern Illinois University Press published the book.

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