Odell, Mary Jane

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Name
Odell, Mary Jane Gender: M
Mary Jane Neville
born on 28 July 1923 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Algona, Iowa, 43n04, 94w14
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°23' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°20 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 14°29'



Biography

American journalist, lecturer, politician, and media personality, who received multiple awards during her life. In 1972 and 1975, Odell received an Emmy Award for outstanding individual achievement. She was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1979.

In 1980, Odell was appointed Iowa Secretary of State, a position that she held until 1987.

Odell founded the Iowa Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television, in which she was the National Area Membership Chairman and Vice-President.

Odell became a widow when her first husband died in 1966 and she married John Odell in June 1967, later moving to Chicago with him, her two children, and his four children. She died on 16 December 2010 at age 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1946 (Gerald Chinn)
  • Death of Mate 1966 (Gerald Chinn)
  • Work : Prize 1979 (Iowa Women's Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Republican)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Iowa Secretary of State, 1980-1987)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (Two)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Iowa Women's)