Cecil A. Partee

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Cecil Armillo Partee (April 10, 1921 – August 17, 1994) was an Illinois African American legislator.

Born in Blytheville, Arkansas, Partee received his bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. He practiced law and was an assistant state's attorney. In 1956, he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives as a Democrat. In 1976, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate and was the first black to serve both as President of the Illinois State Senate and Cook County's State Attorney. He was also Chicago Treasurer for three terms. Partee died of lung cancer in Chicago, Illinois.[1] [2]


  1. ^ "Cecil Partee. Memoir" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Heise, Kenan (17 August 1994). "Cecil Partee, Pioneer In Politics". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 

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