Links to Other Sites
The Dirksen Congressional Center Web Suite
The Dirksen Center
The Dirksen Center is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, private foundation located in Pekin, Illinois, the home of the late Everett McKinley Dirksen (1896-1969). Dirksen served on the Pekin City Council (1927-1931), in the U.S. House of Representatives (1933-1949), and in the U.S. Senate (1951-1969).
Everett M. Dirksen
Everett McKinley Dirksen (1896-1969). Represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives (1933-1949) and the U.S. Senate (1951-1969) as a Republican. Minority Leader of the Senate, 1959-1969.
Robert H. Michel
Robert H. Michel (1923-). Represented central Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives (1957-1995) as a Republican. Republican Leader of the House, 1981-1995.
Raymond H. “Ray” LaHood (1945-). Represented central Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives (1995-2009) as a Republican. United States Secretary of Transportation, 2009-2013.
Neil MacNeil (1923-2008). Author and journalist. Reported on Congress for Time magazine, 1958-1987.
Dirksen Center Special Projects
A series of multi-media projects rich in Web-based resources on a variety of topics from civil rights to editorial cartoons.
Congress for Kids
Learning about the federal government doesn't have to be boring. Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you.