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Shirley Jean Foor

Shirley Jean Foor, American publisher, writer. Named Chapter Woman of Year, American Business Women's Association, 1978. Member of Altrusa Club of Bradenton, Altrusa International, American Business Women's Association (charter president 1977-1987, president since 1987), Florida Society Newspaper Editors, Florida Press Women, Florida Freelance writers Association, National Federation Press Women, National League American Pen Women.

Background

  • Foor, Shirley Jean was born on March 1, 1938 in Northville, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Royal Clarence and Dorothe Sara Clarence (Kent) Snow.

  • Education

    • Student, Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, 1971—1976. Student, Manatee Junior College, Bradenton, Florida, 1978—1979. Student, University South Florida, Tampa, 1984—1987.

    Career

    • Feature writer The Daily Dispatch, Moline, Illinois, 1971—1972, reporter, 1972—1973, assistant state editor, 1973—1976. Assistant city editor The Bradenton (Florida) Herald, 1976—1977, city editor, 1977—1980, managing editor, 1980—1985. Editor The Islander, Anna Maria, Florida, 1985—1986, The Bradenton Press, 1986—1987.

      Board directors president Manatee County Girls Club, Inc., Bradenton, 1980—1985. Member Manatee County League of Women Voters, Bradenton, 1981. Organizer, member Manatee County Women's Network, Bradenton, since 1980.

      Board directors Manatee Artificial Kidney and Disease Prevention Center, Bradenton, 1981—1982, Manatee County Council Arts, since 1987.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member of Altrusa Club of Bradenton, Altrusa International, American Business Women's Association (charter president 1977-1987, president since 1987), Florida Society Newspaper Editors, Florida Press Women, Florida Freelance writers Association, National Federation Press Women, National League American Pen Women.

    Connections

    • Married Benjamin Charles Foor, August 24, 1956 (divorced September 1981). Children: Laurie Foor Meyer, Sharon Warren, Timothy, Daniel, Jonathan.
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    • 1971 - 1972
      Feature writer, The Daily Dispatch
      Moline, Illinois, United States
    • 1972 - 1973
      Feature writer, The Daily Dispatch
    • 1976 - 1977
      assistant, city editor The Bradenton (Florida) Herald
    • 1977 - 1980
      assistant, city editor The Bradenton (Florida) Herald
    • 1980 - 1985
      assistant, city editor The Bradenton (Florida) Herald
    • 1985 - 1986
      editor The Islander
      Anna Maria, Florida, United States
    • 1986 - 1987
      editor The Islander
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