Harris W. Fawell

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Harris W. Fawell
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1999
Preceded byJohn N. Erlenborn
Succeeded byJudy Biggert
Member of the Illinois Senate
In office
1963-1977
Personal details
Born
Harris William Fawell

(1929-03-25) March 25, 1929 (age 90)
West Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

Harris William Fawell (born March 25, 1929) is an American politician. He was a Republican member of the Illinois Senate from 1963 to 1977, and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1968 and 1988.

In 1976 Fawell ran unsuccessfully for the Illinois Supreme Court. In 1984, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois' 13th district where he served until his retirement in 1999.[1]

In 2008, Fawell endorsed his home state's junior United States Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States, against his party's nominee, Arizona senator John McCain.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Profile, Votersmart.org; accessed February 7, 2017.
  2. "Former GOP Congressman Endorses Obama". Huffington Post.

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