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Jennifer Blackburn Dunn
Best known forU.S. Representaitve

  Born07/29/1941, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  EducationUniversity of Washington (1960-1962). Stanford University, B.A in English Literature (1963).
  MarriagesDennis Dunn 04/03/1965, Divorced.
Keith Thomson 11/16/2003
  ChildrenBryant Dunn. Reagan Dunn. Angus Thomson . Stepson.
  Death09/04/2007, Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, USA


  • Advisor. DLA Piper. One of the world's largest law and lobbying firms.
  • Consultant. The Sterling Group.
  • Section Supervisor. King County Department of Assessments. 1978-1980.
  • Delegate. United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. In 1984 and 1990.
  • Chair. Washington State Republican Party. 1981 - 1992. 11 year(s). First woman chair.
  • U.S. Representative. Republican. 8th Congressional District. 1993 - 2005. 12 year(s). Areas of Interest and Leadership: Tax relief and reform, the estate tax, technology, trade, welfare reform, business, AMBER Alert. Member of the transition team when the Republicans took the majority in 1994. First woman of either party to run for House Majority Leader. Vice Chair of the Select Committee on Homeland Security. Did not run for reelection in 2004.
  • Deputy Co-Chair. Republican National Convention. 2000.
  • Tax Foundation's Distinguished Award (2000).
  • Small Business Power Thirty, Fortune Magazine.
  • One of “America’s 100 most Important Women", Ladies Home Journal.
  • Stanley O. McNaughton Champion of Freedom, Washington Policy Center (2005).
Affiliations:HELP Commission, Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People around the Globe.
Notes:Dunn delivered the Republican response to President Clinton's 1999 State of the Union Address. Member, Exploratory Committee for then-Governor George W. Bush in 2000. Worked on both the Bush-Cheney 2004 and Romney for President 2008 campaigns.



"The Aura of Jennifer Dunn" by Trova Heffernan for The Legacy Project.