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Mary MacCornack Forsythe Edit Profile

politician , member of the Minnesota House of Representatives

Mary MacCornack Forsythe, American state legislator. Recipient Distinguished Alumna award, St. Olaf College, 1974, Doctor I. Michael Kuhn award, National Hemophilia Foundation, 1978, Outstanding Woman Edina Bicentennial award, 1978, Community Service award, Edina Optimists, 1982. Member of National Conference State Legislators (vice chairman human resources committee 1977-1978), Rotary.

Background

Forsythe, Mary MacCornack was born on May 23, 1920 in Whitehall, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Robert Lee and Gladys Fry MacCornack.

Education

Born in Whitehall, Wisconsin, Forsythe graduated from Whitehall High School and then received her bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College in music.

Career

Teacher, Viroqua, Wisconsin, 1942—1943, Whitehall, 1944—1946. Member Minnesota House Representatives, St. Paul, 1972—1990, chairman appropriations committee, 1985—1986. Member Guthrie Theater Foundation, 1973—1980, Minnesota Commission Economic Status Women, 1976—1979, Minnesota News Council, 1979—1986.

Trustee Fairview Riverside Hospital, 1980—1986, Fairview-Southdale Hospital, from 1986. Member executive committee Seat Belt Coalition, Fairview Corporation Board.

Membership

Member of National Conference State Legislators (vice chairman human resources committee 1977-1978), Rotary.

Connections

Married Robert A. Forsythe, July 18, 1942.

father:
Robert Lee

mother:
Gladys Fry MacCornack

spouse:
Robert A. Forsythe