WASHINGTON – Some more details on President Barack Obama’s Wednesday visit to Springfield, where we already know he will deliver an address to a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly.
The White House on Monday morning said, “Following his address to the Illinois General Assembly, the President will visit with a crowd of supporters, stakeholders, and volunteers gathered to watch his remarks at a local viewing location. The President will thank this group for their support, from the beginning of his political career to today.”
Obama, a former Illinois state senator, will be the fourth president to address Illinois lawmakers.
*Obama, a former state senator, who went on to become a U.S. senator from Illinois and then the 44th president, becomes the fourth on Wednesday
*Jimmy Carter addressed a joint session on May 26, 1978.
*Herbert Hoover on June 17, 1931.
*William Howard Taft on February 11, 1911.
For my column on presidential visits to Springfield, click HERE.