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Kenneth Edward Zehnder

Kenneth Edward Zehnder, American former state agency director. Recipient Blue Key Honorary award Western Illinois University, Alumni Achievement award, 1996; named Toll Fellow-Toll Fellowship Program, Council of State Governments, 1996.


  • Zehnder, Kenneth Edward was born on February 5, 1950 in Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank Joseph and Constance Angel (Stewart) Zehnder.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Western Illinois University, 1972.


    • Personnel representative Vendo Corporation, Aurora, Illinois, 1972-1973. Exempt personnel recruiter, management trainee, manager Horace Mann Insurance Company, Springfield, 1974-1979. Participant political campaign activities George Bush Presidential Primary and Congressman Paul Findley, 1979-1980.

      Assistant to secretary, director Human Services & Senior Citizens Department Office of Secretary of State, Springfield, 1981-1991. Special assistant to governor Office of the Governor, 1991-1995. Deputy director, director Illinois Department of Revenue, 1995-1999.

      Member Attorney General's Commission on Electronic Commerce & Crime, Springfield, 1996-1997, Federation of Tax Administrators Electronic Data Interchange Task Force, 1996-1997.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Director field operations Congressman Paul Findley re-election campaign, Illinois, 1979-1980. Field coordinator George Bush '80 Presidential Campaign, Illinois, 1979-1980. Member Midwestern States' Association of Tax Administrators (president 1996-1997), United Way of Central Illinois (board directors), Springfield Noon Lions Club (board directors), Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity (alumni corporation board member).



    Guitar, golf, skiing, reading.


    • Married Lynn Calame, October 7, 1995.
    • father: Frank Joseph Zehnder
    • mother: Constance Angel (Stewart) Zehnder
    • spouse: Lynn Calame
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    Born February 5, 1950
    (age 67)