1936 – Born on the 13th of January in Lincoln, Illinois, U.S.A.
1965 – He was a member of the Lincoln Board of Zoning Appeals.
1967 – He was elected as a Republican to the Illinois House of the Representatives.
1973 – He served in U.S. congress for eighteen years.
1991 – He became United States Secretary of Agriculture.
1994 – He died at Lincoln.