- Category : 1923-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 1
American politician who became the Governor of Illinois. While in office, he confronted thorny political and economic issues, taking quick action.
He served in the U.S. Army during WW II (1942-45), until he was wounded in the face and jaw while acting as a tank commander.
Graduated Yale with a degree in American History 1947, he received his law degree in 1949. From there, he went into private practice, 1950-58. He became the Assistant to the Attorney General 1958-71, then the Cook County Sheriff, 1962 and President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, 1966.
He was inaugurated Governor of Illinois 1/13/1969 and served in office for three years. He was defeated for a second term November, 1972 by Daniel Walker.
Ogilvie was married with one daughter. He died of a heart attack in Chicago, IL May 10, 1988.