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Interviews with Iowa women legislators conducted by Suzanne O'Dea Schenken.
Rural middle school teacher who chaired the Iowa committee to revise teacher standards in the 1970s.
Organization created to recruit, educate, and elect Democratic women to public office in Iowa.
Republican who served in Iowa House of Representatives from 1980 to 1994.
Iowa State senator, Des Moines City Council member, and hearing and speech consultant.
IowaCASA's services included securing funding for Iowa's sexual assault centers, resource development, public education initiatives on child sexual abuse, anti-pornography work, and self-defense training. After 1997 IowaCasa expanded to include work on public policy.
Established by the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women in 1975 to recognize the contributions of Iowa women.
Britt, Iowa-born member of the Iowa House of Representatives and vice-chair of the Committee on Agriculture during the farm crisis of the 1980s.
Attorney and Democrat who served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992 and again in 1996.
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives from 1960 to 1964.
Fort Madison civic leader and former president of the University of Iowa Alumni Association Board.
Social worker and political activist, who served on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission from 1983 to 1984.
First woman to chair the Republican National Committee, serving from 1974 to 1977. Co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives.
Active in the Republican Party, mayor of Newton, Iowa, and executive director of Iowa Business Council.
Feminist, social worker, and advocate for persons with HIV/AIDS.