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Committeewoman for the Republican National Committeee of Illinois

Mary Jo ARNDT, Committeewoman for the Republican National Committeee of Illinois. Citizen of the Week, Press Publications, 1970; Republican Woman of the Year, DuPage County Federation of Republican Women, 1973; Outstanding Leader in Govt, and Politics, Young Women’s Christian Association, 1988.


ARNDT, Mary Jo was born on September 18, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Daughter of Holger Hans Larsen and Georgia E. Larsen (née Weede).


Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Surgery, 1955.


Illinois Publicity Chairwoman, National Republican Womens Conference, Washington DC, 1969. Precinct committeewoman, DuPage County. Member, Illinois Federation of Republican Women, 197074, First Vice-President, 1975-1976, President, 1977-1981.

Member, Executive Committee, Republican Women in Power, 1971-1976. Member, Advisory Committee, State Superintendent for Public Instruction, 1974-1978. Member, 14th Congressional District Senators Advisory Committee, 1975-1982.

Member, IWY, Illinois Co-ordinating Committee, since 1977. Delegate-atlarge, Republican National Convention 1980 and Member, Permanent Organisation Committee. Committeewoman, Illinois State Republican Central Committee, Sixth Congressional District, 1982-1988.

Member, National Advisory Council, Women’s Educational Programs, 1982-1988. Treasurer, National Federation of Republican Women, 1984-1985. Chairwoman, Women’s Education Equity Act Committee, 1984-1987.

Delegate. Republican National Convention, 1980, 1984 and 1988. Co-Chairwoman, Illinois, Republican Platform Committee, 1984 and 1988. Co-Chairwoman, Arrangements Committee, Illinois Republican Convention, 1986.

Member, President Commission on White House Fellowship, since 1987. 3rd Vice-President, National Federation of Republican Women. Member, Illinois National Republican Committee.

Professional career: Elementary Teacher, Villa Park and Urbana Schools, Illinois, 1955-1959. Partner and Financial Vice-President, Arndt Business Enterprises, since 1959. Stringer. Press Publications, 1974.

Freelance writer.




Trustee, Mid-West College of Engineering. Board of Overseers, Illinois Inst, of Technology, since 1986. National, Illinois and Chicago Veterans Medical Auxiliaries.

Lincoln Park Zoo Society. Lombard Bi-Centennial Commission. Suburban Press Club, Chicago.

League of Women Voters. Chicago Women in Government Relations.


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Holger Hans Larsen

Georgia E. Larsen (née Weede)

Paul W. Arndt