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Jack Schaffer Papers (McHenry)


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Title: Jack Schaffer Papers (McHenry), 1973-1980

ID: RHC/RC/290

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/22/1981

Subjects: Illinois. General Assembly, Legislators, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Schaffer, Jack

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of the Jack Schaffer Papers  include information from 1973 to 1980.  The records include press releases, subject files, and correspondences.

Collection Historical Note

Jack Schaffer served as a sergeant of the United States Army. He attended Northern Illinois University and received a bachelors in business management. While attending Northern Schaffer founded the Northern Illinois University Young Republicans. Elected in 1968, Schaffer served as Auditor of McHenry County. He was elected as a Illinois state senator of the 33rd district in 1973 and served until 1993. While in Congress Schaffer served on many committees such as Pensions and Personnel Committee,  Public Health, Welfare, and Corrections Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and  Illinois Toll Highway Advisory Committee. After concluding his run in the Senate, he was appointed Commissioner of the Illinois Office of Savings and Residential Finance, then became Commissioner of the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate. The commissioner oversees state-chartered savings banks and savings and loan institutions, as well as the residential mortgage banking industry. Schaffer co-owns two Crystal Lake businesses, Liberty Outdoor Advertising and Liberty Self Storage.

Subject/Index Terms

Illinois. General Assembly
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Schaffer, Jack

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Jack Schaffer

Acquisition Method: Jack Schaffer, republican senator of Illinois, donated the records for the Jack Schaffer Papers to the Regional History Center on July 22, 1981.

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Box 1
Folder 1: Press Releases, 1973-1974
Folder 2-3: Subject Files, 1973-1976
Folder 4-8: Correspondence, 1973-1980

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