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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Charles E. Lee's Oral History

This is the oral history of Charles E. Lee. He was interviewed by Betty Turnell in December 1980. The interview includes his early life, his education, time in the U.S. Navy, law career, time in the IL state Senate, time as Mayor of Decatur, race…

Photographs of John D. "Jack" Duffey

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Photographs of John D. "Jack" Duffey; died March 23, 1937. Veteran Decatur Fireman. He served nearly 35 years on the Fire Department. He left the Fire Department about 1912 and for about 12 years was head of Mueller's Fire Department. Later he served…

Roy Bendure

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Photograph of Roy Bendure (d. 7/23/1932), former chief of police in Decatur. He was appointed chief of police in 1909, and discharged by Mayor Borchers in 1910. He worked as a private detective, and a special agent for the Illinois Traction System.…