Edgar, Jim and Brenda

Governor Jim and Mrs. Brenda Edgar talk about their long life together, much of it in the public eye as Jim worked his way up the political ladder, first as Student Body President at Eastern Illinois University, then through an unsuccessful legislative campaign in 1974, and a successful campaign in 1976. The two discuss Jim's selection as the legislative liaison for Governor Jim Thompson, and Jim's surprising appointment as the Secretary of State in 1980. They shared several anecdotes about the campaign trail, and about their life together as Governor and First Lady from 1991 through January, 1999.  ​​