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1991

Timeline Type: 
AA
Timeline Era: 
1901-2000
Timeline Entry Description: 
On January 15, Roland Burris becomes the first black attorney general of Illinois. From 2009 to 2011 he serves as U.S. Senator from Illionis, completing the unexpired term of Barack Obama who is elected President of the United States. 
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