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Secretary-ofStateof Iowa

Elaine BLAND BAXTER, American Secretary-ofStateof Iowa. Women Exec, in State Government Fellowship, Senior Execs, in State and Local Government Program, J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1988; Honorary Residential Chair, Iowa Chapter, American Heart Association, 1989.


BLAND BAXTER, Elaine was born on January 16, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Daughter of Clarence Arthur Bland and Margaret Bland (née Clark).


University of Illinois, Bachelor of Arts, 1954. Iowa Wesleyan College, Teaching Certificate, 1970. University of Iowa, Master of Sciences, Master of Surgery, 1978.


City Council Member, Burlington, Iowa, 1973-1975. Director, League of Iowa Municipality, 1973-1975. Delegate. Democrat National Convention, 1974 and 1988.

Senior Liaison Officer, Legislative and Congressional Relations, HUD, Washington DC, 1979-1981. Iowa State Representative, District 60, 1982-1986. Member, Foreign Trade Task Force, National Conference of State Legislators, 1985.

Secretary-of-State, Iowa, since 1987. National Chairwoman. Dukakis-Bentsen Presidential Campaign, 1988. Member, Advisory Board.

Coalition for Women’s Appointments. Professional career: history teacher, Burlington Community High School, Iowa. Consultant, economic development.


Director, Women’s Equity Action League. American Society for Public Administration. Women Execs, in State Government.

Urban Land Institute. Victoria Society, Iowa. Foundation of Iowa Children and Family Services.


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Clarence Arthur Bland

Margaret Bland (née Clark)

Harry Youngs Baxter