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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William H. Rentschler  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: Hamilton, Ohio


Illinois Connection

Lived in Lake Forest, Illinois, for most of his life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mr. Rentschler was twice a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, in 1960 and 1970, unsuccessful both times. In 1968, he headed the winning re-election campaign for Richard Nixon in Illinois. After the election, Mr. Rentschler served as a special advisor to President Nixon's National Program for Voluntary Action in Washington, DC.

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-- Nominated for Pulitzer prize.