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Name: Pensoneau, Taylor


Historical Note: Born October 20, 1940 in Belleville, Ill., Taylor Pensoneau was the Springfield, Ill. bureau chief for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1965, when he re-opened the bureau, until 1978.  From 1978 to 2003 he worked for the Illinois Coal Association, becoming its president in 1998.  Pensoneau began writing books in 1993 with a biography of Illinois Governor Dan Walker, continuing to write after his retirement.
Sources: Stephanie Bradshaw. University of Missouri School of Journalism profile of alumnus Taylor Pensoneau. http://journalism.missouri.edu/alum/taylor-pensoneau/; accessed October 22, 2015.
Note Author: Walter D. Ray





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