Key Dates in
On-line version of the 40-page introduction to Everett Dirksen's
memoir, The Education of a Senator.
A description of the circumstances surrounding Dirksen's death
on September 7, 1969.
of Information about Dirksen
Citations to books, articles, and news reports about Everett
Excerpts from historical documents on such topics as government
Dirksen in Pictures
Selected photographs through the years.
Cards by Dirksen
Sampling of holiday cards drawn by Everett or Louella Dirksen.
Interviewed: Transcripts, 1940-69
interview transcripts featuring Everett Dirksen from 1940 through
1969, largely the period of his service in the U.S. Senate.
Interviewed: Recordings, 1964 and 1967
C-SPAN Radio's congressional leaders series includes two programs
with Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen, Republican from
Illinois. The first program contains portions of two interviews
conducted in 1964 and 1967where Sen. Dirksen talks about his
childhood, the 1952 Republican National Convention, his work
on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and his relationships with President
John Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson. The second program
features a 1964 interview with NBC's Len O'Connor during which
the Senate Minority Leader discusses his family, his start
in public service, his relationships with President John Kennedy
and President Lyndon Johnson, his role at the 1952 Republican
National Convention, and the 1964 presidential race (audio
courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).
A special website devoted to editorial cartoons featuring Dirksen