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LONG (THOMPSON), Jill Lynette

(1952—)


LONG (THOMPSON), Jill Lynette, a Representative from Indiana; born in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Ind., July 15, 1952; graduated from Columbia City Joint High School, Columbia City, Ind.; B.S., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind., 1974; M.B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 1978; Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 1984; assistant instructor and lecturer, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1977-1980; assistant professor Valparaiso University, 1981-1986, 1987-1988; adjunct professor, Indiana University/Purdue University-Fort Wayne, 1987-1989; member, Valparaiso, Ind., city council, 1984-1986; business consultant; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1986; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred First Congress in 1988; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Daniel Ray Coats; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (March 28, 1989-January 3, 1995); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994; fellow at the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.; business executive; Under Secretary for Rural Economic and Community Development, Department of Agriculture, 1995-2001; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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