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Kathleen Osborne Vellenga

Kathleen Osborne Vellenga, American state legislator.

Background

  • Vellenga, Kathleen Osborne was born on August 5, 1938 in Alliance, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Howard Benson and Marjorie (Menke) Osborne.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Macalester College, 1959.

    Career

    • Teacher St. Paul Public Schools, 1959-1960, Children's Center Montessori, St. Paul, 1973-1974, Children's House Montessori, St. Paul, 1974-1979. Member Minnesota House of Representatives, 1980-1994, member tax. committee and rules committee, 1991—1994, chairman St. Paul delegate, 1987—1990, chairman criminal justice division, 1987—1990, member Democratic steering committee, 1981—1994, chairman judiciary, 1991, 92, chairman education finance, 1993—1994. Member St. Paul Family Services Board, 1994-1995.

      Executive director St. Paul/Ramsey County Children's Initiative, 1994-2000.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Chairman Healthstart, St. Paul, 1987-1991. Member Children, Youth and Families Consortium, 1995-1999, Macalester College Board Alumni, 1995-2001. Chair Minnesota Higher Education Services Council, 2000-2005, member since 1995.

    Member Citizens League Board, Minnesota, 1999-2002, State Commission Community Service, 2000-2004. Board directors Sexual Violence Center, 2004-2006. Member University Minnesota Out of School Time Commission, 2004.

    Member H.B. Fuller Foundation Board, since 2005. Member League of Women Voters (vice president St. Paul chapter 1979), Minnesota Women Elected Officials (vice chair 1994).

    Connections

    • Married James Alan Vellenga, August 9, 1959. Children: Thomas, Charlotte Vellenga Landreau, Carolyn Vellenga Berman.
    • father: Howard Benson Osborne
    • mother: Marjorie (Menke) Osborne
    • spouse: James Alan Vellenga
    • children: Thomas Vellenga
    • Charlotte Vellenga Landreau Vellenga
    • Carolyn Vellenga Berman Vellenga
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    Born August 5, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1959
      Macalester College
    • 1959 - 1960
      Teacher, St. Paul Public Schools
    • 1973 - 1974
      Teacher, St. Paul Public Schools
    • 1974 - 1979
      Teacher, St. Paul Public Schools
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