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The Stephen A. Douglas Association was founded in 1975. It was because Richard J. Daley, mayor of Chicago from 1955-1976 admired the Little Giant that it came into existence. There is much to commend in the accomplishments of Senator Douglas. His public career extended from 1835, when he was elected to the position of state's attorney by the Illinois legislature, to his death in 1861, while serving as a United States senator.

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