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- History Makers video oral history with The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.
- The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.
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- Videographer, Scott Stearns.
The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, 
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Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2004 January 27.
County commissioner John H. Stroger, Jr. was born on January 18, 1929 in Helena, Arkansas. After graduating from high school, he attended Xavier University in New Orleans. Moving to Chicago in 1953, he became involved with Democratic politics, meeting such notables as Congressman William Dawson and Harold Washington. Stroger worked as an auditor of the Municipal Court of Chicago and as Personnel Director for the Cook County Jail. Earning his law degree from DePaul University in 1965, he was elected 8th Ward Committeeman. After his election to the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Stroger sponsored equal opportunity legislation and co-sponsored the county's Human Rights, Ethics, and Assault Weapons Ban Ordinances among others. In 1993, Stroger was elected the first African American president of the Cook County Board and Forest Preserve District. The John H. Stroger, Jr. Cook County Hospital was named in his honor. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 79.
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Stroger, John H., Jr., 1929-2008, interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
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History Makers video oral history with The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.
The Honorable John H. Stroger, Jr.