Martin's Political Career
LYNN MORLEY MARTIN was born in Evanston, a suburb of Chicago. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois in 1960 and taught high school economics, government, and English.Skip to next paragraph
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In 1972, she was elected to the Winnebago (Ill.) County Board, serving four years. She served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1977-79 and as a state senator from 1979-81.
She served as United States Representative from the 16th district of Illinois from 1981-91. Her committee appointments included Rules, Budget, and Armed Services. She was national co-chairman of the Bush-Quayle campaign in 1988. She lost a bid for the US Senate in 1990.