Joan ANDERSON GROWE, American Secretary-ofState for Minnesota. Minnesota Schools Bell Award, MEA, 1977; Young Women’s Christian Association Outstanding Achievement Award for Govt, and politics, 1978; National Leadership Award, NASS, 1983; Charlotte Striebel Long Distance Runner Award, Minnesota NOW, 1985.
Minnesota State Representative, 1973-1974. Secretary-of-State, Minnesota, since 1975. Currently: Member, State Board of Investment, State Executive Council and Governor's Commission on Poverty.
Professional career: elementary teacher, Bloomington Public School, Minnesota, 1956-1958. Elementary teacher for exceptional children, Christ Childrens School, St. Paul, 1964-1965. Special Education Teacher, St. Anthony Public School, 1965-1966.