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Jim Thompson in 1991

Jim Thompson in 1991

Gov. James R. Thompson served more years in the office of governor than any other person. He was first inaugurated in 1977 and served until 1991, "Big Jim" attended many events of the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC during his trips to DC for other business. He attended the 1989 Inaurugal Gala of the society and crowned the 1992 Illinois Cherry Blossom Princess Margaret Hill of Elmhurst at a society reception at the James Madison Library of Congress Building in March 1992.

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