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Jolynn Barry Boster, American lawyer, state legislator. Bar: Ohio 1976, United States Tax Court 1976, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1977, United States Supreme Court 1981. Named Woman of Year, Gallipolis Business and Professional Women, 1983, Mental Health Advisory, 1984, Athens Hocking Vinton Mental Health Board, 1984.


Boster, Jolynn Barry was born on March 21, 1951 in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. Daughter of Jack and M. Jackie (Hamilton) Barry.


Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1973. Juris Doctor, Ohio State University, 1976.


Associate Emens, Hurd, Kegler & Ritter, Columbus, Ohio, 1976—1978. Assistant city solicitor City of Gallipolis, 1978—1981. Partner Eachus & Boster, Gallipolis, 1978—1981, Cowles & Boster, Gallipolis, since 1981.

Member Ohio House of Representatives, Columbus, since 1983.


Member advisory council Ohio University School Nursing, Athens. Member advisory board Institute Local Government Administration and Rural Development. Member executive committee Ohio's Northwest Ordinance and United States Constitution Bicentennial Commission.

Trustee Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Gallipolis. Member of American Bar Association, Ohio Association Trial Attorneys, Gallia County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Jogging, tennis, skiing, bicycling.