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Jo Ann H. Emerson, United States Representative from Missouri. Recipient Rural Housing Legislator of Year, National Association Home Builders, 2001, Schwarz Pharma Leadership in Pharmacy award, National Association Chain Drug Stores, 2002, Ground Water Protector award, National Ground Water Association, 2005.


Emerson, Jo Ann H. was born on September 16, 1950 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Ab and Sylvia Hermann.


Bachelor in Political Science, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1972. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri.


Member United States Congress from 8th Missouri district, since 1996, member appropriations committee, since 1998. Senior vice president public affairs American Insurance Association. Director state relations and grassroots programs National Restaurant Association.

Deputy director communications National Republican Congressional Committee.


Member Philanthropic and Educational Organization Womens's Service Grp. (FY chapter), Cape Girardeau. Member advisory board Arneson Institute Practical Politics and Public Affairs, Ohio Wesleyan University.

Co-chair Congressional Hunger Center. Board directors Bread for the World. Honorary and life trustee Westminster College.

Board directors Presbyterian Children's Home, Farmington, Missouri. Member of Copper Dome Society, Southeast Missouri State University.


Married Bill Emerson, 1975 (deceased). Children: Victoria, Katharine. Married Ron Gladney, 2000.

Stepchildren: Elizabeth, Abigail, Alison, Jessica, Stephanie, Sam.