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Mary Jocqueline Watkins

Mary Jocqueline Watkins, American federal agency official, real estate broker. Certified real estate salesperson Indiana.


  • Watkins, Mary Jocqueline was born on March 20, 1940 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Roy Lee and Clidie Lee (Fordham) Hamlin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Indiana Christian University, 1970. Postgraduate student in Business Administration, Indiana University Northwest Gary, since 1972.


    • Head cashier J.C. Penney's, Hammond, Indiana, 1965—1966. Laboratory technician, nuclear medicine technician St. Margaret's Hospital, 1966—1970. Housing director Urban League Northwest Indiana, Gary, 1975—1978.

      Lay member urban zoning and housing interim study committee Indiana General Assembly, 1976. Consultant National Urban League-Housing and Urban Development, Chicago Region, 1978. Administrative assistant Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., Gary, 1978—1979, chairman board, since 1981.

      Community services specialist Bureau Census, Department Commerce, Chicago Region, 1979—1980. Chief property disposition officer, demolition specialist City of Gary, 1980—1984, manager housing projects, 1984—1986. Real estate broker Bill Miller College Real Estate, since 1985.

      Realty loan specialist region V Housing and Urban Development, Chicago, since 1986.

    Major achievements

    • Certified real estate salesperson Indiana.


    Secretary, vice president Indiana Federation Housing Counselors, 1976—1977. Vice chairman Indiana Organisation of Islamic Cooperation/A State Council, since 1982. Century club Chairman Calumet Council Boy Scouts America.

    1st vice president Horace Mann Neighborhood Organization. Member Supervisory Committee Gary Municipal Federal Credit Union. Member of Northwest Indiana American Society Public Administrators, American Society Public Administrators (executive council), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation America (region V advisory board member), American Biographical Institute (national advisory board), Gary Business and Professional Women (president since 1986, named Woman of Year 1986), Indiana Federation Business and Professional Women (state membership committee), Business and Professional Women (president 1985-1986).


    • Married Lucious Delmas East, April 25, 1959 (deceased 1971). Children: Robert Maurice, Arona Michelle. Married Al Roy Watkins, July 16, 1975 (divorced 1976).
    • father: Roy Lee Hamlin
    • mother: Clidie Lee (Fordham) Hamlin
    • spouses: Lucious Delmas East
    • Al Roy Watkins
    • children: Robert Maurice Watkins
    • Arona Michelle Watkins
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    • 1970
      Indiana Christian University
    • 1965 - 1966
      Head, cashier J.C. Penney's
      Hammond, Louisiana, United States
    • 1966 - 1970
      laboratory technician
    • 1975 - 1978
      housing director, Urban League Northwest Indiana
      Gary, Indiana, United States
    • 1976
      lay member, urban zoning and housing interim study committee Indiana General Assembly
    • 1978 - 1979
      administrative assistant, Opportunities Industrialization Center
      Gary, Indiana, United States
    • 1978
      consultant, National Urban League-Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • 1979 - 1980
      community services specialist, Bureau Census
    • 1985
      real estate broker, Bill Miller College Real Estate
    • 1986
      realty loan specialist, region V Department of Housing and Urban Development
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
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