Jeanne Hurley Simon

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General Information

Name: Jeanne Hurley Simon

Pen Name: None

Birth Year: 1922

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois

Died: February 20, 2000 in Illinois

Illinois Connection

Simon lived in Madison County, making Makanda her home for many years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Simon was a graduate of Barat College and Northwestern University Law School. From 1952 she served as assistant State's attorney in Cook County, Illinois. In 1956 and 1958 she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives where she met her husband, fellow State Assemblyman Paul Simon. It was the first time in Illinois history that two sitting members of the Illinois General Assembly married.

In recognition of her lifelong advocacy of libraries and literacy, President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1993 and 1997 to two terms as chairperson of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, in which she served until her death

Published Works

  • Codename Scarlett Life on the Campaign Trail by the Wife of a Presidential Candidate, Continuum International Pub. Gp., 1989

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Codename: Scarlett : Life on the Campaign Trail by the Wife of a Presidential Candidate

ISBN: 0826404375
Release Date: 1989-06

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