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Richard Joseph Mark

Richard Joseph Mark, American municipal government official. Named One of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1981, 85; recipient Humanitarian award City of Collinsville, 1982, Collinsville Humane Society, 1986.


  • Mark, Richard Joseph was born on July 7, 1955 in Collinsville, Illinois, United States. Son of Joseph and Cleola (Merrifield) Mark.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1977.


    • Youth service coordinator City of Collinsville, Illinois, 1980-1981, administrative assistant to mayor, 1981-1983. Assistant customer service supervisor Illinois Power Company, Belleville, 1983-1984. Deputy director St. Clair County Intergovtl.

      Grants Department, since 1984.


    Chairman Programs/Services for Older Persons, Belleville, 1980. Secretary Collinsville Humane Society, 1984. Vice chairman Collinsville Convention Authority.

    Member Illinois Association of Employment and Training Directors (executive committee since 1984), Illinois Employment and Training Association (secretary 1984), Dislocated Worker Association.


    • Married Melissa Adler, June 21, 1980. Children: Fontez, Joseph.
    • father: Joseph Mark
    • mother: Cleola (Merrifield) Mark
    • spouse: Melissa Adler
    • children: Fontez Mark
    • Joseph Mark
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    Born July 7, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1977
      Iowa State University
    • 1980 - 1981
      Youth service coordinator, City of Collinsville
      Illinois, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      assistant, customer service supervisor Illinois Power Company
      Belleville, Illinois, United States
    • 1984
      deputy director, St. Clair County Intergovtl. Grants Department