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Roland Burris' Biography
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Roland W. Burris
Wife: Berlean; 2 Children: Rolanda, Roland II
Attended, International Law, University of Hamburg
BA, Political Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
JD, Howard University School of Law
Senator, United States Senate, 2008-2010
Appointed, December 30, 2008
Candidate, Governor of Illinois, 1998, 2002
Attorney General, State of Illinois, 1991-1995
Comptroller, State of Illinois, 1979-1991
Chair, Illinois State Justice Commission
Illinois Supreme Court Committee for Civil Jury Instructions
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Burris and Lebed Consulting, Limited Liability Company
National Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Operation Push, 1977-1978
Administrative Officer, Central Management Services for the State of Illinois, Governor's Cabinet, 1973-1977
Vice President, Trust Tax Department/Commercial Lending Department, Continental Illinois National Bank, 1964-1973
National Bank Examiner, Comptroller of the Currency, United States Treasury Department, 1963-1964
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board Member, Chicago Area Boy Scouts of America
Trustee, Executive Board, Government Finance Office Association of the United States and Canada
Board, Illinois Criminal Justice Authority
Law Enforcement Foundation of Illinois
President, National Association of Comptrollers
President, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers
Trustee, Board, Financial Accounting Foundation, 1991-1994
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