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State's Attorney ContestBefore and during the hiatus in Pincham chronological scrapbooks special topics books are devoted to materials documenting the “Death of Dr. Martin Luther King,” “American tragedies,” and “Harold Washington (two volumes).” Newspaper clippings Judge Pincham thought particularly notable were compiled between 1976 and 1979 and resumed in 1980 for thirteen years, ending in 1993.

Election and Campaign ButtonsTwo particularly interesting books hold correspondence between “Justice R. Eugene Pincham and the Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.” These letters were written between 1995 and 2002.

Plaques and documents and photographs and other moving memorabilia fill the last box called “Memorial Tributes.”

The Cook County Illinois Democratic party, in flagrant violation of custom, practice and tradition, refused to slate black John Stroger, Chairman of the Finance Committee for President of the Cook County, Illinois Board of Commissioners.

Pincham resigned as Justice of the Appellate Court to run in the Democratic party primary for President of the Cook County, Illinois Board of Commissioners. Although Pincham lost his bid, by a very small vote margin, for the Democratic Party’s candidate for President of the Cook County, lllinois Board of Commissioners in the general election, he nevertheless carried 22 of Chicago’s 50 wards and he did remarkably well in the Cook County, Illinois townships. He won the Democratic Primary to be a candidate in the general election for a seat on the Cook County, Illinois Board of Commissioners in the November general election, but he voluntarily declined the position and transferred it to then City Councilman, Danny K. Davis, who was successfully elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners in the November, 1990 general election.