Harold Washington Archives & Collections. Illinois State Representative Records.

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-747-4300
Date: 1965-1976
Extent: 3.25 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Biographical/Historical Note:
Harold Washington was sworn in to the Illinois House of Representatives on Jan. 6, 1965, representing the 26th district of Illinois. He served there until 1976. Harold Washington had a reputation as an outstanding legislator. As a State Representative, Washington is accredited with the Consumer Credit Reform Act of 1965, the Witness Protection Act of 1972, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Law of 1973, the Public Contract Laws of Fair Employment Practices Commission of1974, and the Medical Malpractice Insurance Revision of 1975.

Scope and Content Note:
The Illinois State Representative Records were created while Harold Washington was a State of Illinois Representative. This collection reflects Washington's activities in the early to mid-1970's, most notably the legislation noted above. The records also include material on other legislation and committee assignments, news clippings, newsletters and press releases, speeches, biographical information, materials from his administrative office, artifacts, and photographs.

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