House 1973-82 (District 57A); House 1983-92 (District 58B); House 1993-2012 (District 59B); House 2013-2016 (District 60B)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus
Date of Birth:
New York City (Brooklyn), New York
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Genetics Research; Department of Genetic and Cell Biology, University of Minnesota
Erasmus Hall High School, New York; Secondary;
Cornell University; B.A.; Physics, 1957
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; M.P.A.; Public Administration; Bush Leadership Fellowship, 1983-85
Yale University; Ph.D.; Biophysics, 1962
Princeton University; Fellowship; Post Doctoral Fellow
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota 2005 Capitol Centennial Commission;
? to 2005
Minnesota Department of Human Rights' Women's Advisory Committee;
1971 to 1973
Donald "Don" W.
Two children: Tamar (daughter), Jeremy (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She is one of the longest serving legislators. Representative Lyndon Carlson is the longest-serving legislator; Carlson is followed by three legislators who are tied for second-longest-serving legislator. Representative Phyllis Kahn is the second longest serving member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, is the longest serving female legislator, and is tied in length of service with two legislators who served in both bodies--Anton J. Rockne and Carl Iverson.
Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.