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Virginia Fiester FREDERICK

Virginia Fiester FREDERICK, American Illinois State Representative. Chicago Area Woman of Achievement, 1978; Lottie Holman Award for First Term Legislator, 1980; Jane Adams Award for Leadership in Women's Issues, Illinois Legislature, 1982. League of Women Voters; American Association, of University Women; United Nations Association; Illinois Conference of Women Legislators; Chicago Council on Foreign Relations.

Background

  • FREDERICK, Virginia Fiester was born in Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America. Daughter of John Heise and Myrtle Montgomery Heise.

  • Education

    • University of Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, 1938; Lake Forest College, 1942-1943

    Career

    • Ward Caucus Chairwoman, Lake Forest, 1972-1973. Member, Finance Committee, 1974-1975. Alderman, First Ward, Lake Forrest, 1974-1978.

      Illinois State Representative, District 59, since 1979. Secretary, Republican Caucus. Spokesperson, Committee on Revenue.

      Member, Appropriations I, Public Utilities State Government Admin., Children, Alzheimer’s Task Force and Long Term Care Task Force Committees. Co-Chairwoman, Citizen’s Council on Children.

      Professional career: freelance fashion designer, Lake Forest, Illinois, 195278. President Mid-America/China Exchange, Kenilworth, Illinois, 1978-1980.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican Party

    Religion

    Methodist.

    Membership

    • League of Women Voters; American Association, of University Women; United Nations Association; Illinois Conference of Women Legislators; Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

    Connections

    • father: John Heise
    • mother: Myrtle Montgomery Heise
    • spouse: Kenneth Jacob Frederick
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