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Mary Shannon George, American state senator. Named Outstanding Legislator of Year, National Republican Legislators Association, 1985, Woman of Year, Honolulu Press Club, 1969, Hawaii Federation Business and Professional Women, 1970, Citizen of Year, Hawaii Federal Executive Board, 1973; recipient Brotherhood award, Jewish Men's Club, 1974, Distinguished Service award, Hawaii Women Lawyers, 1991, Mahalo award, Friends of Library. Hawaii, 1991.

Background

George, Mary Shannon was born on May 27, 1916 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Daughter of William Day and Agnes (Lovejoy) Shannon.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, University Washington, 1937. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1937. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1938.

Career

Production assistant, assistant news editor Pathe News, New York City, 1938-1942. Member foreign editions staff Readers Digest, Pleasantville, New York, 1942-1946. Columnist Caracas (Venezuela) Daily Journal, 1953-1960.

Councilwoman City and County of Honolulu, 1969-1974. Senator State of Hawaii, 1974-1994, assistant minority leader, 1978-1980, minority policy leader, 1983-1984, minority floor leader, 1987, minority leader, 1987-1994, chairman housing committee, 1993, transportation committee, 1981-1982, Honolulu transportation committee, 1997^. Member National Air Quality Advisory Board, 1974-1975, Intergovtl.

Policy Ady. Committee Trade, 1988-1993, White House Conference Drug Free American, 1988. Vice chairman 1st Hawaii Ethics Commission, 1968. Co-founder Citizens Committee on Constitutional Convention, 1968.

Vice-chairman platform committee Republican National Convention, 1976, co-chairman, 1980. Board directors State Legislation Leaders Foundation, 1993-1994, Hawaii Planned Parenthood, 1970-1972, 79-86, Hawaii Medical Services Association, 1972-1986. Member of advisory board Hawaii chapter Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1984^.

Membership

With Hawaii Planned Parenthood, 1970—1972. Vice chairman 1st Hawaii Ethics Commission, 1968. With Hawaii Medical Services Association, 1972—1986.

Member advisory board Hawaii chapter Mothers Against Drunk Driving, since 1984. Vice-chairman platform committee Republican National Convention, 1976. Board directors State Legislation Leaders Foundation, 1993—1994.

Co-founder Citizens Committee on Constitutional Convention, 1968. Member of League of Women Voters, Phi Beta Kappa, Mensa.

Connections

Married Flave Joseph George. Children: Flave Joseph, Karen Liebermann, Christy, Shannon Lowrey.

father:
William Day Shannon

mother:
Agnes (Lovejoy) Shannon

spouse:
Flave Joseph George

children:
Flave Joseph George

Karen Liebermann George

Christy George

Shannon Lowrey George