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Shirley Lynn Henke, American state official. Certified secondary teacher California. Recipient Honorary Mention award, National Crime Prevention Institute, 1979.


Henke, Shirley Lynn was born on May 23, 1926 in Ventnor, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of William Cruikshank and Ruth Amelia (Leyrer) Lynn.


Bachelor in Economics magna cum laude, Rutgers University, 1948. Postgraduate, American University, 1952. Bachelor in Mathematics, University California, Berkeley, 1967.


Business economist United States Department Commerce, Washington, 1948—1949. Foreign affairs officer United States Department State, 1949—1952. Claims representative United States Social Security Administration, San Antonio, 1952—1954.

Secondary school teacher Piedmont, Acalanes, Orinda and Mount Diablo, California, 1967—1973. Criminal justice planner Criminal Justice Agency Contra Costa County, Concord, 1973—1976. Founder & project administrator Crime Prevention Committee Contra Costa County, 1976—1979.

Fire service training specialist Office State Fire Marshal, Sacramento, 1979—1981. Program analyst California Department Social Services, Oakland, since 1981. Instructor & California peace officer, standards and training Crime Prevention Institute, Pomona, California, 1975—1976.

Guest lecturer Diablo Valley Community College, Concord, 1975—1976. Member California Crime Resistance Task Force, Sacramento, 1977—1983, County Justice System Subvention Advisory Committee, Concord, 1978—1979. Chairman, police services transition team, Orinda, California, 1985.


  • Certified secondary teacher California.


Chairman, committee fundraising and resources League of Women Voters, San Antonio, 1953—1954. Precinct organizer Contra Costa County Committee on Election Propositions, 1964. Member Orinda Association on Crime Prevention, 1970—1982, chairman, 1971—1973.

Board directors Friends Outside, Martinez, 1977—1978. Supervisorial appointee P-4 Advisory Committee on Police Services, 1982. Member of Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Dan F. Henke, June 10, 1950. Children: Danferd William, Holly Lynn.

William Cruikshank Lynn

Ruth Amelia (Leyrer) Lynn

Dan F. Henke

Danferd William Henke

Holly Lynn Henke