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Joan DAVIS WAGNON, American Kansas State Representative. Service to Education Award, National Education Association, Topeka, 1979; Women Helping Women, Soroptimist, 1980. Executive Director, Topeka Young Women’s Christian Association, since 1977.


  • DAVIS WAGNON, Joan was born on October 17, 1940 in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States of America. Daughter of Jack Davis and Louise Davis (née Lucas).

  • Education

    • Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, Bachelor of Arts, 1962. University of Missouri, Columbia, M.Ed, 1968. Spoken languages: Spanish.


    • Commissioner, Topeka Housing Auth., Kansas, 1973. Member, SRS Review Commission. Kansas Legislature, 1980-1983.

      Member, Government Council on Fitness. Chairwoman, Taxation Committee, Member, Federal and State Affairs Committee, Member, Economic Committee. Member, Permanency Planning Commission, Kansas Supreme Court.

      Child Support Commission, Kansas Supreme Court. National Conference of State Legislatures Council on Children and Families. Former Member, Attorney General’s Health Planning Review Commission and SRS Review Commission.

      Kansas State Representative, District 55, since 1983. Professional career: research Assistant, University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, 1962-1964. Senior Research Assistant, University Medical School, Columbia, Missouri, 1964-1968.

      Teacher. Northern Hills Junior High School, Topeka, Kansas, 1968-1969 and J.S. Kendall School, Belmont, Mass., 1970-1971. Councillor, Youth Corporation, Topeka, 1973-1974. Executive Director, Young Women’s Christian Association, since 1977.


    Party affiliation: Democratic Party




    Executive Director, Topeka Young Women’s Christian Association, since 1977. Clubs: Golden City Forum. Downtown Rotary Club, Nonoso, Delta Kappa Gamma.



    Recreations: sailing, boating. Taxation, health, social service.


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    • father: Jack Davis
    • mother: Louise Davis (née Lucas)
    • spouse: William O. Wagnon
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