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Barbara Ann LeRoy Hughes

Barbara Ann LeRoy Hughes, American association executive. Named Fridley Sun Woman of Year, Fridley Sun Newspaper, 1972; recipient recipient Outstanding Service award, Minnesota Library Association, 1973, Public Citizen award, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, 1982.


  • Hughes, Barbara Ann LeRoy was born on February 22, 1932 in Michigan City, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Archibald Francis and Virgie Elizabeth (Matzke) LeRoy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Purdue University, 1954. Postgraduate, 1954—1955. Postgraduate, 1975—1980.


    • Chemist Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, 1955—1956. Editor, reporter Sun Newspaper, 1965—1971. Environmental program director American Lung Association Hennepin County, 1973—1982.

      Executive director St. Paul, 1983—1992. Associate managing director Minnesota, since 1992. Chairman trustees Anoka County Library., Blaine, Minnesota, 1962—1965.

      Chairman Fridley Cable television Advisory Board, Minnesota, 1972—1977, Minnesota, 1981—1991, KUOM Radio Advisory Board, 1980—1992. Member Environmental Quality Board, St. Paul, 1983—1990.


    • Editor: Clean Air Newsletter, 1973-1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Unitarian


    Member of League of Women Voters (state board 1968-1971), Congress Lung Association Staff (committee chairman 1975-1980, president 1977), Upper Midwest Air Pollution Control Association, Minnesota Public Health Association.



    Reading, skiing, theater, fishing.


    • Married Rober Jon Hughes, June 25, 1955. Children: Elizabeth Ann Hitomi, Clare Frances, William LeRoy.
    • father: Archibald Francis LeRoy
    • mother: Virgie Elizabeth (Matzke) LeRoy
    • spouse: Rober Jon Hughes
    • children: Elizabeth Ann Hitomi Hughes
    • Clare Frances Hughes
    • William LeRoy Hughes
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    Born February 22, 1932
    • 1954
      Purdue University
    • 1955 - 1956
      Chemist, Pillsbury Company
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1965 - 1971
    • 1973 - 1982
      environmental program director, American Lung Association Hennepin County
    • 1983 - 1992
      executive, director St. Paul
    • 1992
      associate, managing director Minnesota