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PaulPowellgrewupinthisVictorianhouse,referredtoasthe“Thomas PowellHouse”inVienna.CourtesyoftheJohnsonCountyGenealogical and Historical Society. John H. Stelle issued a proclamation on October 7, 1940, for aten-dayobservanceofmourningforGovernorHenryHorner . Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Governor John Stelle rides a mule presented by Sam Plant of Murphysboro, who allegedly stole a mule from Stelle during World War I in France. Plant is seen holding the mule. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. SecretaryofStateEdward J. Barrett was a close political friend of southern Illinois legislators. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Staff Sergeant Clyde L. Choate, of Anna, Illinois, is awarded the MedalofHonorbyPresidentHarryS.TrumanonAugust23,1945. National Archives (111-SC-210881). Tank destroyer of the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion is guided down the ramp onshore at St. Tropez, France, August 1944. The tank destroyer is similar to one used in combat by Staff Sergeant Clyde L. Choate. Richard Heller, Democrat Paul Powell (left) and Republican governor William Stratton often foundcommongroundonissuesaffectingdownstateIllinois.AbrahamLincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Representative Paul Powell (left), nearing the end of his legislative career in 1964, greets Southern Illinois University president Delyte Morris after a state budgetary commission subcommittee meeting in Edwardsville. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Alvin G. Fields, mayor of East St. Louis for twenty years, benefited politically from operations of Cahokia Downs racetrack. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Paul Powell (left) and Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley were cordial in public but had political battles in private. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. RepresentativeClydeChoate(left)andPaulPowellreceivedawards fromtheIllinoisQuarterHorseAssociation.AbrahamLincolnPresidential Library and Museum. ...


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