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State legislator

Goudyloch Erwin Dyer, American state legislator. Recipient Distinguished Alumna award Agnes Scott College, 1982, Davidson College, 1982, Founder's medal Elmhurst College, 1991; named Woman of Year Illinois Business and Professional Women, 1973.


Dyer, Goudyloch Erwin was born on May 28, 1919 in Atlanta. Daughter of Edward Jones and Mary Louisa (Browne) Erwin.


Student, Davidson College, 1934-1935;Bachelor, Agnes Scott College, 1938;postgraduate, Columbia University, 1939;postgraduate, University of Chicago, 1941.


Assistant children's library, New York Public Library., 1938-1941;member, Du Page County Board, Wheaton, Illinois, 1961-1969;state representative, Illinois General Assembly, Springfield, 1969-1981;chair higher education committee, Illinois General Assembly, Springfield, 1975-1977;member status of women commission, Illinois General Assembly, Springfield, 1972-1980;member of commission on children, Illinois General Assembly, Springfield, 1972-1980;chief Republican sponsor European Research Area, Illinois General Assembly, Springfield, 1972-1980;co-chair conference of women legislators, Illinois General Assembly, Springfield, 1975-1981.


Trustee Elmhurst College, 1981-1992. Board visitors Davidson College, since 1991. Board directors Planned Parenthood, Chicago Area, since 1981.

Consultant Republican political campaigns, Hinsdale, Illinois, since 1981. President League of Women Voters, Western Springs, Illinois, 1956-1957, Republican workshops, Hinsdale, 1958-1960. Precinct committeewoman Republican party Du Page County, Illinois, 1961-1968.

Member Hinsdale Golf Club, Fortnightly Club (Chicago), Chikaming Country Club (Lakesdie, Michigan)., Delta Kappa Gamma (honorary), Omicron Delta Kappa (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bridge, needlepoint, reading, piano, political consulting.


Married Robert Campbell Dyer, October 12, 1940. Children: Colin Robert Campbell, Erwin Avery Dyer Graham.

Edward Jones Erwin

Mary Louisa (Browne) Erwin

Robert Campbell Dyer

Colin Robert Campbell Dyer

Erwin Avery Dyer Graham Dyer