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Public relations executive

Margaret Palmquist Ransom, American public relations executive. Recipient Illinois Citizens Service medal, 1993.


Ransom, Margaret Palmquist was born on August 13, 1935 in Davenport, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Herman Philip and Margaret (Burchell) Palmquist.


Bachelor in Speech and English, Augustana College, 1957.


Teacher speech and English Beloit (Wisconsin) High School, 1957-1959. Teacher English Lake Forest (Illinois) High School, 1959-1960, Warren High School, Gurnee, Illinois, 1960-1962, 64-66. Assistant to dean Graduate School Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1963.

Freelance writer College Board Examinations, 1966. Market research analyst Kitchens of Sara Lee, Deerfield, Illinois, 1972-1974. Public affairs manager Sara Lee Bakery, 1975-1989.

Senior consultant Ransom Public Service Consultant, Libertyville, Illinois, 1990-1994. Consultant Olsten Staffing Services, Chicago, 1994-1996, Kelly Services Chicago Region, since 1996. Judge national competitions Public Relations Society of America, 1986-1989.

Speaker on motivation and organization. Chairman employer council Illinois Department Employment Security, 1995-1996. Consultant Kelly Services, 1996-1998.


Board directors Early Childhood Advisory Council, Northeastern Illinois State University, 1989-1991. Member Main St. Libertyville committee, 1990-1992. Creator Job Market Place '96, Lake County.

Court-appointments special advocate, 2003. Adult Christian education volunteer coordinator Hope EPC, 2004-2006. Literacy volunteer, since 2007.

Member of American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women Lake County, Mid-Lake County Garden Club, Mortar Board.


  • Other Interests

    Computers, reading, art.


Married David Duane Ransom, July 16, 1960. 1 child, David Burke.

Herman Philip Palmquist

Margaret (Burchell) Palmquist

David Duane Ransom

David Burke Ransom