03/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pat Quinn Picks 19th Century Governor John Peter Altgeld As Model

There aren't many recent Illinois governors who could serve as valuable models for the Pat Quinn. So it's not surprising that the state's new chief executive dug back to the 19th century when asked yesterday which former governor he'd like to fashion himself after.

Who did he choose? Democrat John Peter Altgeld.

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