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Mary Jo ARNDT, Committeewoman for the Republican National Committeee of Illinois. Citizen of the Week, Press Publications, 1970; Republican Woman of the Year, DuPage County Federation of Republican Women, 1973; Outstanding Leader in Govt, and Politics, Young Women’s Christian Association, 1988.


  • ARNDT, Mary Jo was born on September 18, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Daughter of Holger Hans Larsen and Georgia E. Larsen (née Weede).

  • Education

    • Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Surgery, 1955.


    • Illinois Publicity Chairwoman, National Republican Womens Conference, Washington DC, 1969. Precinct committeewoman, DuPage County. Member, Illinois Federation of Republican Women, 197074, First Vice-President, 1975-1976, President, 1977-1981.

      Member, Executive Committee, Republican Women in Power, 1971-1976. Member, Advisory Committee, State Superintendent for Public Instruction, 1974-1978. Member, 14th Congressional District Senators Advisory Committee, 1975-1982.

      Member, IWY, Illinois Co-ordinating Committee, since 1977. Delegate-atlarge, Republican National Convention 1980 and Member, Permanent Organisation Committee. Committeewoman, Illinois State Republican Central Committee, Sixth Congressional District, 1982-1988.

      Member, National Advisory Council, Women’s Educational Programs, 1982-1988. Treasurer, National Federation of Republican Women, 1984-1985. Chairwoman, Women’s Education Equity Act Committee, 1984-1987.

      Delegate. Republican National Convention, 1980, 1984 and 1988. Co-Chairwoman, Illinois, Republican Platform Committee, 1984 and 1988. Co-Chairwoman, Arrangements Committee, Illinois Republican Convention, 1986.

      Member, President Commission on White House Fellowship, since 1987. 3rd Vice-President, National Federation of Republican Women. Member, Illinois National Republican Committee.

      Professional career: Elementary Teacher, Villa Park and Urbana Schools, Illinois, 1955-1959. Partner and Financial Vice-President, Arndt Business Enterprises, since 1959. Stringer. Press Publications, 1974.

      Freelance writer.


    Party affiliation: Republican Party




    Trustee, Mid-West College of Engineering. Board of Overseers, Illinois Inst, of Technology, since 1986. National, Illinois and Chicago Veterans Medical Auxiliaries.

    Lincoln Park Zoo Society. Lombard Bi-Centennial Commission. Suburban Press Club, Chicago.

    League of Women Voters. Chicago Women in Government Relations.


    • [{"type":"father","name":"Holger Hans Larsen"},{"type":"mother","name":"Georgia E. Larsen (née Weede)"},{"type":"spouse","name":"Paul W. Arndt"}]
    • father: Holger Hans Larsen
    • mother: Georgia E. Larsen (née Weede)
    • spouse: Paul W. Arndt
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