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  1. Roland Wallace Burris (born August 3, 1937) is an American politician and attorney who is a former United States Senator from the state of Illinois and a member of the Democratic Party.

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  3. Roland Burris - Wikipedia

    Roland Wallace Burris (born August 3, 1937) is an American retired Democratic politician and attorney who served as Attorney General of Illinois from 1991 to 1995. In January 2009, he was appointed a United States Senator, succeeding Barack Obama, who resigned to become president of the United States. Burris held this position until November ...

  4. Roland Burris | Illinois Senator, Former Attorney General

    Roland Burris, American Democratic politician who was the first African American elected to statewide office in Illinois. His appointment as U.S. senator (2009–10) to fill the seat vacated by Pres. Barack Obama made him the fourth African American to serve in the Senate since Reconstruction.

  5. The Honorable Roland Burris's Biography - The HistoryMakers

    On November 6, 1990, Roland W. Burris was elected attorney general for the state of Illinois. At that time, the only African American ranking higher in state office was Douglas Wilder, the governor of Virginia. He served as Illinois attorney general from 1991 to 1995.

  6. Burris looks back on 'big legacy' - Chicago Tribune

    WASHINGTON — A new Howard University law grad in 1963, Roland Burris packed up the car for Chicago and told his wife that the capital had "too much government." He pledged to come back only for a...

  7. Roland Burris (1937- ) • - Blackpast

    Roland W. Burris was born on the 8 August 1937 in the small community of Centralia located in Southern Illinois. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree at Illinois University Carbondale, he studied International Law at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and completed his law degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1963.

  8. BURRIS, Roland - Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

    BURRIS, ROLAND, a Senator from Illinois; born in Centralia, Ill., August 3, 1937; B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., 1959; J.D., Howard University, 1963; national bank examiner for comptroller of the currency, U.S. Treasury Department 1963-1964; bank executive; director, Illinois State Department of General Services 1973-1976 ...

  9. Burris, Roland W. 1937– |

    Roland W. Burris 1937 – Politician. Pursued a Politicai Career. Won Historic Victories. Sources. Roland W. Burris first ran for political office in Illinois in 1968, and since the 1970s has held two of the state ’ s highest elected posts.

  10. Roland Wallace Burris (born August 3, 1937) is an American politician. He was a United States Senator from the state of Illinois. He is a member of the Democratic Party. In 1978, Burris was the first African-American elected to statewide office in Illinois, when he was elected Illinois Comptroller.

  11. Memorials for Myself: Roland Burris Edition | The New Yorker

    Memorials for Myself: Roland Burris Edition. The tombstone of Roland Burris, age seventy-one, carries the Illinois state seal and is etched with the words “Trail Blazer,” along with a list of ...

  12. Roland W. Burris - NASACT

    Roland W. Burris. 2020 Hall of Fame Inductee. Roland W. Burris is a pioneer, accomplishing many firsts and other noteworthy achievements during his distinguished career. Born in 1937 in Centralia, Illinois, Burris earned a political science degree from Southern Illinois University, and later his law degree from Howard University in Washington ...