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J. Lynn (Morley) Martin, June 1957

Lynn Martin (Jun 57)Lynn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Univ. of Illinois in 1960 and taught high school economics, government and English in Rockford, Illinois.  Her political career  began in 1972 with her election to the Winnebago County Board. She served one term before being elected in 1976 to the Illinois House of Representatives. She moved to the Illinois Senate in 1978 where she served until her election to the U.S. House in 1980.

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush appointed her to be US Sec’y of Labor. From 1993 to 1999, she was a professor at the Kellogg School of Mgmt., Northwestern Univ., Chair of the Council for the Advancement of Women and Advisor to Deloitte & Touche LLP for their internal human resources and minority advancement. She also served together with British politician Shirley Williams (Baroness Williams of Crosby) as U.N. Special Representative to the Former Yugoslavia during the civil war.

Lynn currently holds directorships on the boards of five major corporations.