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Joan Forman Downing

Joan Forman Downing, American editor, writer. Election judge, Cook County (Illinois), 1974–2004. Member Authors Guild, Authors League American, Alpha Phi.

Background

  • Downing, Joan Forman was born on November 16, 1934 in Minneapolis. Daughter of W. Chandler and Marie A. (Forster) Forman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1956.

    Career

    • Editorial assistant Science Research Associates, Chicago, 1960-1961, assistant editor, 1961-1963, Childrens Press, Chicago, 1963-1966, associate editor, 1966-1968, managing editor, 1968-1978, editor-in-chief, 1978-1981, senior editor, 1981-1995. Proprietor Downing Public Services, Evanston, Illinois, 1995—2004. Director Chicago Book Clinic, 1973-1975, publicity chairman, 1973-1974.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Election judge, Cook County (Illinois), 1974–2004. Member Authors Guild, Authors League American, Alpha Phi.

    Connections

    • Children: Timothy Alan, Julie Marie Downing Giesen, Christopher Alan.
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    Born November 16, 1934
    Died October 18, 2004
    (aged 69)
    • 1956
      University Wisconsin
    • 1960 - 1961
      Editorial assistant, Science Research Associates
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1963 - 1966
      Editorial assistant, Science Research Associates
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1968 - 1978
      Editorial assistant, Science Research Associates
    • 1978 - 1981
      Editorial assistant, Science Research Associates
    • 1995 - 2004
      proprietor, Downing Public Services
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
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