Born in 1937 in Centralia, Ill., Roland Burris graduated in 1955 from the local high school. He received a B.A.. in political science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and went on to earn a law degree from Howard University in 1963. He worked from 1964 to 1973 at the Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co. At the time of this 1971 photo, he was a second vice president.
Continental Illinois Bank
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