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Banker , Kansas , mayor , Secretary of Revenue

Joan Wagnon, American Secretary of Revenue, Kansas, retired banker, retired mayor. Member Health Planning Review Commission, Topeka, 1984-1985; national board Girl Scouts United States of America. Member Topeka Association Human Service Executives (president 1981-1983), Topekans for Educational Involvement (president 1979-1982), Women's Political Caucus (state chair). Lodges: Rotary.

Background

Wagnon, Joan was born on October 17, 1940 in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Jack and Louise (lucas) D.

Education

Bachelor in Biology, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, 1962. Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling, University Missouri, 1968.

Career

Senior research technician University Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, 1962-1964, senior research assistant Columbia, Missouri, 1964-1968. Teacher Northern Hills Junior High School, Topeka, 1968-1969, J.S. Kendall School, Boston, 1970-1971. Counselor Neighborhood Youth Corps, Topeka, 1973-1974.

Executive director Topeka Young Women’s Christian Association, 1977-1993. Member Kansas Legislature, 1983-1994. Executive director Kansas Families for Kids, 1994-1997.

Mayor City of Topeka, 1997-2001. President Central National Bank, 2001—2003. Secretary of revenue State of Kansas, since 2003.

Chair Multistate Tax Commission. Vice president Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

Views

It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.

Membership

Member Health Planning Review Commission, Topeka, 1984-1985. National board Girl Scouts United States of America. Member Topeka Association Human Service Executives (president 1981-1983), Topekans for Educational Involvement (president 1979-1982), Women's Political Caucus (state chair).

Lodges: Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, swimming, boating.

Connections

Married William O. Wagnon Junior, June 4, 1964. Children: Jack, William O. III.

father:
Jack D.

mother:
Louise (lucas) D.

spouse:
William O. Wagnon Junior

children:
Jack Wagnon

William O. III Wagnon