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Lynn SCHENK

(1945- )

SCHENK, Lynn, a Representative from California; born in the Bronx, New York City, January 5, 1945; attended public schools in New York City and Los Angeles; graduated from Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, Calif., 1962; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1967; J.D., University of San Diego, San Diego, Calif., 1970; London School of Economics, post-graduate studies in international law, 1970-1971; deputy attorney general, California State attorney general’s office, criminal division; attorney, San Diego Gas and Electric Co., 1972-1976; special assistant to Vice Presidents Nelson A. Rockefeller and Walter F. Mondale, 1976-1977; deputy secretary, California State Department of Business, Transportation and Housing, 1977-1980, secretary, 1980-1983; attorney in private practice, 1983-1993; California co-chair for the presidential campaign of Michael S. Dukakis in 1988; commissioner and vice chair, San Diego unified port district, 1990-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third Congress (January 3, 1993-January 3, 1995); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress.

Bibliography

”Lynn Schenk” 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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