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[January 30, 2009]  (AP)

NAME -- Patrick Quinn.

AGE -- 60. Born Dec. 16, 1948.

HOME -- Chicago.

FAMILY -- Divorced, two children.

EDUCATION -- Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University; law degree from Northwestern University.

EXPERIENCE -- Became governor Jan. 29, 2009, after Illinois Senate voted to remove his predecessor, Rod Blagojevich. Elected lieutenant governor in 2002 and 2006. State treasurer, 1991-1995. Served on Cook County Board of Tax Appeals. Helped create the consumer watchdog group Citizens Utility Board and led other petition drives and consumer movements.

QUOTE -- "Whatever position I had, whether it would be governor or some other position, if you can organize causes, I like doing that. I think that's really actually more my interest in life than anything."

[Associated Press]

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