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The Dirksen Center

The Dirksen Congressional Center is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, private foundation located in Pekin, Illinois, the home of the late Everett McKinley Dirksen (1896-1969). Dirksen served on the Pekin City Council (1927-1931), in the U.S. House of Representatives (1933-1949), and in the U.S. Senate (1951-1969).

The Dirksen Center

http://www.dirksencenter.org

Congress for Kids

Learning about the federal government doesn't have to be boring. Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you.

Congress for Kids

http://www.congressforkids.net

News

Press release and program updates.

News

http://www.webcommunicator.org

Special Projects

A series of multi-media projects rich in Web-based resources on a variety of topics from civil rights to editorial cartoons.

Special Projects

http://www.dirksencenterprojects.org

Everett M. Dirksen

Everett McKinley Dirksen (1896-1969). Represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives (1933-1949) and the U.S. Senate (1951-1969) as a Republican. Minority Leader of the Senate, 1959-1969.

Everett M. Dirksen

http://www.everettdirksen.name

Robert H. Michel

Robert H. Michel (1923-). Represented central Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives (1957-1995) as a Republican. Republican Leader of the House, 1981-1995.

Robert H. Michel

http://www.robertmichel.name

Ray LaHood

Raymond H. “Ray” LaHood (1945-). Represented central Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives (1995-2009) as a Republican. United States Secretary of Transportation, 2009-2013.

Ray LaHood

http://www.raylahood.name

Neil MacNeil

Neil MacNeil (1923-2008). Author and journalist. Reported on Congress for Time magazine, 1958-1987.

Neil MacNeil

http://www.neilmacneil.name

About The Dirksen Congressional Center

The Dirksen Congressional Center is a non-partisan, not-for-profit foundation located in Pekin, Illinois, home of the late Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (1896-1969). Our mission is to help people better understand the U.S. Congress—its people, processes, and public policies. In addition to Dirksen’s, The Center’s historical collections include the papers of former Congress members Harold H. Velde, Robert H. Michel, and Ray LaHood.

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