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Lynn Morley MARTIN

(1939- )

MARTIN, Lynn Morley, a Representative from Illinois; born Lynn Morley, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 26, 1939; attended the public schools; B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., 1960; teacher; member of the Winnebago County, Ill., board, 1972-1976; member of the Illinois state house of representatives, 1977-1979; member of the Illinois state senate, 1979-1980; delegate, Illinois State Republican convention, 1980; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990, but was an unsuccessful nominee for the United States Senate; Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President George H. Bush, 1991-1993; faculty, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1993-2000; is a resident of Chicago, Ill.

Bibliography

”Lynn Martin” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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

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