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John Edward Coss

archivist

John Edward Coss was American archivist. Member Illinois Federation Archivists, Archival Technicians & Photographers, Springfield Trades & Labor Council (delegate).

Background

Coss, John Edward was born on April 2, 1947 in Spring Valley, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward Francis and Doris (Leonard) Coss.

Education

Associate of Arts, Illinois Valley Community College, 1967. Bachelor, Northwest Missouri State University, 1970.

Career

Senior archivist Illinois State Archives, Springfield, 1971—2002. Retired, 2002.

Religion

Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

Politics

God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.

Views

Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

Membership

Member Illinois Federation Archivists, Archival Technicians & Photographers, Springfield Trades & Labor Council (delegate).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, reading, golf. E-mail: jcoss@ccgate.sos.state.il.us.

Connections

Married Sherry Lee Ushman, June 4, 1973 (divorced May 1979). 1 child, Stephen John. Married Brenda Lynn Gibson, May 30, 1981.

1 stepchild, Anthony Robert.

father:
Edward Francis Coss

mother:
Doris (Leonard) Coss

spouses:
Sherry Lee Ushman

Brenda Lynn Gibson

child:
Stephen John Coss