Senator Barack Obama, during his visit to Springfield, Illinois, joked with Knox’s President Roger Taylor.
Excerpt from the Register-Mail:
From helping with crowd control to personally welcoming Sen. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, Galesburg people played a significant role during Saturdayâ€™s announcement in Springfield that Delaware Sen. Joe Biden will be Obamaâ€™s running mate.
Knox College President Roger Taylor, at the event in his role as a board member for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, said he and his wife Ann stayed in Springfield the night before and arrived downtown about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
The IHPA operates the Old State Capitol, the site of Saturdayâ€™s event…..
….â€œThe senator came over to me and said something like, â€˜my career has taken off since I gave the Knox commencement address,â€™â€ Taylor laughed.