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Shirley Jean Foor

publisher , writer

Shirley Jean Foor, American publisher, writer. Named Chapter Woman of Year, American Business Women's Association, 1978. Member of Altrusa Club of Bradenton, Altrusa International, American Business Women's Association (charter president 1977-1987, president since 1987), Florida Society Newspaper Editors, Florida Press Women, Florida Freelance writers Association, National Federation Press Women, National League American Pen Women.

Background

Foor, Shirley Jean was born on March 1, 1938 in Northville, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Royal Clarence and Dorothe Sara Clarence (Kent) Snow.

Education

Student, Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, 1971—1976. Student, Manatee Junior College, Bradenton, Florida, 1978—1979. Student, University South Florida, Tampa, 1984—1987.

Career

Feature writer The Daily Dispatch, Moline, Illinois, 1971—1972, reporter, 1972—1973, assistant state editor, 1973—1976. Assistant city editor The Bradenton (Florida) Herald, 1976—1977, city editor, 1977—1980, managing editor, 1980—1985. Editor The Islander, Anna Maria, Florida, 1985—1986, The Bradenton Press, 1986—1987.

Board directors president Manatee County Girls Club, Inc., Bradenton, 1980—1985. Member Manatee County League of Women Voters, Bradenton, 1981. Organizer, member Manatee County Women's Network, Bradenton, since 1980.

Board directors Manatee Artificial Kidney and Disease Prevention Center, Bradenton, 1981—1982, Manatee County Council Arts, since 1987.

Membership

Member of Altrusa Club of Bradenton, Altrusa International, American Business Women's Association (charter president 1977-1987, president since 1987), Florida Society Newspaper Editors, Florida Press Women, Florida Freelance writers Association, National Federation Press Women, National League American Pen Women.

Connections

Married Benjamin Charles Foor, August 24, 1956 (divorced September 1981). Children: Laurie Foor Meyer, Sharon Warren, Timothy, Daniel, Jonathan.

father:
Royal Clarence Snow

mother:
Dorothe Sara Clarence (Kent) Snow

spouse:
Benjamin Charles Foor

children:
Laurie Foor Meyer Foor

Sharon Warren Foor

Timothy Foor

Daniel Foor

Jonathan Foor