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"Don't vote," goes the old quip, "it only encourages them." Nonetheless, politics has been the arena of some of the world's greatest thinkers and most celebrated public figures. This memorial site was created to honor and remember politicians and the people who supported, thwarted, or reported on them.
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11/14/1924 - 7/12/2014

Politics Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Ken Gray

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork" for bringing $7 billion in projects to his district, died Saturday at age 89. Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort said Sunday that Gray died at a hospital in Herrin after a long illness. Gray was first elected to Congress in 1954 and served ten terms until high blood pressure forced him to retire in 1974. He returned to Congress in 1984...
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