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Jo Ann Chatham Coker

Jo Ann Chatham Coker, American real estate company executive. Certified resident specialist Realtors National Marketing Institute, Chicago, 1980.


  • Coker, Jo Ann Chatham was born on March 30, 1941 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Daughter of Chester and Winifred Lenora (Hervey) Chatham.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Realtors Institute, Dallas, 1975.


    • Real estate broker Texas Bookkeeper Republic National Bank, Dallas, 1958—1960. Retail sales national chain stores, 1963—1971. Director, trustee League of Women Voters Texas, 1972—1975.

      Broker, manager Gene Tauzin Realtors, Garland, Texas, 1974—1979. Broker, owner Realty World Garland Associates, since 1979. Owner, consultant Metropolitan Business Brokerage, 1985—1986.

      Consultant in field; founder, organizer Garland School Lunch Program, 1969. Junior National Municipal League-All American Cities Jury, Dallas, 1974. Director League of Women Voters Texas, 1971—1974.

      President League of Women Voters of Garland, 1970—1971.

    Major achievements

    • Certified resident specialist Realtors National Marketing Institute, Chicago, 1980.


    • Editor: Constitutional Revision-Tex, 1972-1973.


    Trustee League of Women Voters Education Fund, Texas, 1973—1974. Platform committee Texas Democratic Convention, Houston, 1978. Committeewoman Texas Democratic Party 9th Senate District, 1980—1982.

    President Garland Democratic Women, 1979. Secretary Garland Area Democrats, 1978—1979. Precinct chairman Dallas County Democratic precincts 2201, 2301, Garland, since 1980.

    Delegate Texas Democratic Convention, 1976—1988, National Democratic Convention, 1982. Steering committee Krueger of Texas, 1983—1984. President Garland Civic Theatre, 1982—1984.

    Director Texas Non-profit Theatres, since 1984. Treas, 1986—1987; administrative board, secretary First United Methodist Church, Garland, 1984—1988. Chairman status of women, 1985—1986.

    Committee member Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board, Garland, 1983—1984. Member Charter Review Committee, 1983—1984, Bicentennial Steering Committee, Garland, 1975—1976. Chairman Committee for Public Health, 1976—1978.

    Member of Realty World North Texas Brokers Council, Texas Association Realtors, National Association Realtors, Garland Board Realtors, American Mensa.



    Travel, history, reading, swimming.


    • Married Thomas Rudolph Coker, December 21, 1957. Children: Deborah LeNoir, Chester Thomas.
    • father: Chester Chatham
    • mother: Winifred Lenora (Hervey) Chatham
    • spouse: Thomas Rudolph Coker
    • children: Deborah LeNoir Coker
    • Chester Thomas Coker
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    Born March 30, 1941
    • 1975
      Realtors Institute
    • 1958 - 1960
      Real estate broker, Texas Bookkeeper Republic National Bank
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1963 - 1971
      retail sales national chain stores
    • 1972 - 1975
      director, League of Women Voters Texas
    • 1972 - 1975
      trustee, League of Women Voters Texas
    • 1974 - 1979
      broker, Gene Tauzin Realtors
      Garland, Texas, United States
    • 1974 - 1979
      manager, Gene Tauzin Realtors
      Garland, Texas, United States
    • 1979
      broker, s
    • 1979
      owner Realty World Garland Associate, s
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