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Kathleen Osborne Vellenga, American Former state legislator. Chairman Healthstart, St. Paul, 1987-1991; member Children, Youth and Families Consortium, since 1995, Macalester College Board Alumni, since 1995, Minnesota Higher Education Superior vena cava syndrome Council, since 1995. Member League of Women Voters (vice president St. Paul chapter 1979), Minnesota Women Elected Officials (vicechair 1994).

Background

Vellenga, Kathleen Osborne was born on August 5, 1938 in Alliance, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Howard Benson and Marjorie (Menke) Osborne.

Education

Bachelor, Macalester College, 1959.

Career

Teacher, St. Paul Public Schools, 1959-1960; teacher, Children's Center Montessori, St. Paul, 1973-1974; teacher, Children's House Montessori, St. Paul, 1974-1979; member, Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul, 1980-1994; member tax committee and rules committee, Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul, since 1991; chairman St. Paul delegate, Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul, 1985-1989; chairman criminal justice division, Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul, 1989-1990; chairman crime and family law division, Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul, 1987-1988; member Democratic steering committee, Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul, 1987-1994; chairman judiciary, Minnesota House of Representatives, 1991, 92; chairman education finance, Minnesota House of Representatives, 1992-1993, 93-94. Member St. Paul Family Superior vena cava syndrome Board, 1994-1995. Executive director St. Paul/Ramsey County Children's Initiative, since 1994.

Membership

Chairman Healthstart, St. Paul, 1987-1991. Member Children, Youth and Families Consortium, 1995-1999, Macalester College Board Alumni, 1995-2001. Chair Minnesota Higher Education Services Council, 2000-2005, member since 1995.

Member Citizens League Board, Minnesota, 1999-2002, State Commission Community Service, 2000-2004. Board directors Sexual Violence Center, 2004-2006. Member University Minnesota Out of School Time Commission, 2004.

Member H.B. Fuller Foundation Board, since 2005. Member League of Women Voters (vice president St. Paul chapter 1979), Minnesota Women Elected Officials (vice chair 1994).

Connections

Married James Alan Vellenga, August 9, 1959. Children: Thomas, Charlotte Vellenga Landreau, Carolyn Vellenga Berman.

father:
Howard Benson Osborne

mother:
Marjorie (Menke) Osborne

spouse:
James Alan Vellenga

child:
Thomas Vellenga

child:
Charlotte Vellenga Landreau Vellenga

child:
Carolyn Vellenga Berman Vellenga