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Andrew Taylor Call

Born: 1981 in Florida
Connection to Illinois: Call's maternal family helped with the founding of Illinois. He has a degree from The John Marshall Law School of Chicago, and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.

Biography: Andrew Taylor Call was born in 1981 in south Florida. He grew up in Virginia and is a 2003 graduate of the University of Virginia with a major in History. While there, he founded the Patrick Henry Law Society and was President until his graduation. He also established the Andrew Taylor Call Business History Fund at UVAs Alderman Library and the Jacob Bunn Business History Award.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Chicago :
ISBN: 1541115740 OCLC: 1040697770

This is a history of the civic, industrial, commercial, and familial aspects of the development of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. Contained here is information about companies, churches, schools, hospitals, civic organizations, and many families who were builders of Chicago and the region. The book covers the timeline of Chicago from the Native American cultures and the beginning of the first permanent European settlements to the middle of the twentieth century.

Jacob Bunn :
ISBN: 1556182090 OCLC: 57641667

This is a remarkable account of the rise of the Bunn business empire in Illinois — long before the Robber Barons of the Gilded Age, that provides a balanced and intriguing account of business ethics and integrity. Bunn's patronage of Abraham Lincoln establishes an unknown connection between politics and business money in Lincoln's career, but represents a moderate, even compassionate, political model that 30 years later during the career of Mark Hanna seemed quaint by comparison.