Jane Freeman 1921-2018

Crossprinted from Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000249726/?fullname=jane-c-freeman

Jane C. Freeman died on March 23, 2018. She graduated from Marshall High School, Minneapolis, at the age of 15, and at 19 earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota. It was there she met her husband, Orville L. Freeman, who was Minnesota's governor from 1955-1961 and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1961-1969. Jane and Orville were married in 1942 and had two children, Constance Jane and Michael Orville, who has served as the Hennepin County Attorney for 18 years. Mrs. Freeman devoted her life to politics and public service, notably the United Nations, UNICEF and the Girl Scouts of America, serving as national president from 1978-1984. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband in 2003.

Freeman Center for International Economic Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota  https://www.hhh.umn.edu/research-centers/freeman-center-international-economic-policy

The Orville and Jane Freeman Chair and Freeman Center for International Economic Policy were established in the 1990 to honor the achievements of two great social and political leaders. The Center addresses major challenges of an increasingly interdependent global economy and crafts effective policy responses. 

About the Freemans: https://www.hhh.umn.edu/freeman-center-international-economic-policy/about-freemans
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