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Jolene UNSOELD

(1931- )

UNSOELD, Jolene, a Representative from Washington; born Jolene Bishoprick in Corvallis, Benton County, Oreg., December 3, 1931; attended primary schools in Shanghai, China, 1938-1940, and public schools in Portland, Oreg., and Vancouver, Wash.; attended Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1949-1951; resident of Kathmandu, Nepal, 1962-1967; director, English Language Institute, Kathmandu, 1965-1967; independent citizen lobbyist, consultant, and lecturer, 1971-1984; member, Democratic National Committee, 1980-1988; Washington State representative, 1985-1988; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First and to the two succeeding Congresess (January 3, 1989-January 3, 1995); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress.

Bibliography

”Jolene Unsoeld” 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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