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Peggy Lee Pluimer

Peggy Lee Pluimer, American civic worker. Recipient Washburn Crosby Company Good Neighbor award, 1980, volunteer award Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, 1980, Bess Mlarnik award League of Women Voters, 1992, Minnesota Arts Alliance award, 2003; named to Twin Citian Hall of Fame, 1989.


  • Pluimer, Peggy Lee was born on February 11, 1948 in Yankton, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of John A. and Stella T. (Uhing) Goeken.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University South Dakota, 1970. Postgraduate, New York University, 1973.


    • Teacher Elk Point (South Dakota) Public Schools, 1970-1971. Scholarship coordinator, secretary school law New York University, New York City, 1971-1973. Paralegal Session, Fishman Law Firm, New Orleans, 1973-1975.

      Editor Piper Publication, Minneapolis, 1975-1976. Savings counselor Midwest Federal Savings & Loan, 1976-1980.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Kenwood Parent-Teachers Association, 1975-1995, vice president, fundraiser. Board directors Southwest High School Parent-Teachers Association, 1994-2002, Kenwood Park Council, 1980-1993, Ripley Memorial Foundation, 1993-1999. Active Mayor's Task Force Referendum, Minneapolis, Superintendent's Blue Ribbon Task Force, Minneapolis, 1982, Futures Committee, Minneapolis, 1989-1990, Minneapolis Public School Options Task Force, 1994.

    Organizer, board directors People Advocating at the Legislation, 1988-1994. Board directors League of Women Voters, education co-chair, 1988-2000, board directors Metropolitan branch, 1991-1997, membership co-chair since 2000. Board directors, vice president We're in Service to Education, 1988-1994.

    Auxiliary board Children's Museum, 1988-1991. Board directors Minneapolis Concerned Citizens Public Education Program, 1989-1993. Advisory board WATCH at Hennepin County Courthouse, Minneapolis Public Schools Foundation.



    Reading, exercise, gardening, cooking.


    • Married Edward J. Pluimer, November 29, 1969. Children; Jay, Michael, Matthew.
    • father: John A. Goeken
    • mother: Stella T. (Uhing) Goeken
    • spouse: Edward J. Pluimer
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    Born February 11, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1970
      University South Dakota
    • 1973
      New York University
    • 1970 - 1971
      Teacher, Elk Point (South Dakota) Public Schools
    • 1971 - 1973
      scholar, school law New York University
    • 1971 - 1973
      secretary, school law New York University
    • 1973 - 1975
      paralegal Session
      New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      editor Piper Publication
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      savings counsel, or Midwest Federal Savings & Loan