The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story
Channick, Herbert S., Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story. By Dan Walker. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007, Pp 352. Illus., index. Cloth, $29.95).
When Dan Walker was defeated for re-nomination as governor by the regular Democratic organization's Daley-backed candidate, Michael Howlett in 1976, surprisingly little regret was expressed by reform-minded Illinois Democrats and Independents. Walker had alienated many of them by his upset defeat of the widely respected and admired Paul Simon in the 1972 Democratic gubernatorial primary and Walker's subsequent term in office had been characterized by what often seemed unnecessary contentiousness and a …
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Publication information: Article title: The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story. Contributors: Channick, Herbert S. - Author. Journal title: Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Volume: 102. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2009. Page number: 216+. © Illinois State Historical Society Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.