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This week the House of Representatives voted to rename the Evanston Post Office (located on Davis Street) in honor of Abner J. Mikva.
“I am so thrilled that we are going to pay an appropriate tribute to the life and legacy of Abner Mikva,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky. “Ab was one of the few Americans to hold the distinction of serving in all three branches of the federal government. He passed away on July 4 of this year. On that day America lost a great patriot, and I also lost a very precious friend and mentor.”
“People in Evanston are smiling today remembering Abner Mikva,” said Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. “He was a great man and a good man. His name should be on our post office and now it will.”
“What a great tribute!” said Mary Mikva, daughter of Abner J. Mikva. “It combines three things my Dad loved: Congress, Evanston and getting and sending letters.”