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Richard Joseph Lyons was a republican politician born in 1895 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up going to through the Chicago public school system. After graduation, he went to John Marshall Law School, also in Chicago. During his campaign for governor, he ran against the incumbent, Dwight H. Green, for the Republican nomination. He did not win. In 1938 and 1944, Lyons ran against senator Scott W. Lucas, he lost both times. Lyons was on the Illinois House of Representatives from 1929-1939, then on The Illinois Tax Commission from 1941-1943. During this time, he was also on the Mundelein (Illinois) Village Board. Lyons was also deputy director of the Illinois Department of Revenue from 1943-1949 and the director of the Illinois Department of Revenue from 1953 to 1959. Lyons was married to Mary Blache Mitchell and lived in Libertyville, Illinois.
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