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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 10, 1970, Carbondale, Illinois Page Sixteen SOUTHERN 1LLINOISAN TUESDAY MARCH 101970 They meet in Springfield to propose constitutional changes Introduction to ConCon delegates r Mary A Pappas Jeannette Mullen Jeffrey Ladd Stanley Johnson Maxine Danner Wymore 3Jsf disfricf Antioch Benton Lake Villa Libertyville Newport Shields Warren Waukegan and Zion John D Wenimt Wenum a graduate of Lake Forest College holding Masters and Doctoral degrees from Northwestern University is a resident of Lake Forest A former army artillery officer he is a teacher of government at Lake Forest College and a Roman Catholic He is a member of the Lake Forest Health Services Planning Com mittee He is a member of Con Cons local government com mittee Mary A Pappas Mrs Pappas a graduate of Northwestern University and Loyola University College of Law is an attorney and the wife of an attorney She boasts a 19year record of civic and legal service She has served on the Lake Bluff elementary School Board election judge for her precinct as counsel for the indigent in the Juvenile Court of Chicago president of the Womens Bar Association of Illinois and as first vice presi dent of the Chicago Association of Immigration and Naturalization She is a member of the legislative com mittee of the convention 32nd district Avon Cuba Deerfield Ela Fremont Grant V e r n o n Wauconda West Deerfield Algonquin Burton Dorr Greenwood Hebron McHenry Runda and Richmond town ships Jeannette Mullen Mrs Mullen who attended Loyola University is a certified public accountant Among her civic functions are service as a member of the Governors Advisory Council and the Joint Committee on the Revenue Article a 19year period as a member of the Lake County County Welfare Services Com mittee and a sevenyear stint on the Lake County Board of Health A resident of Barr ington she is a member of Con Cons revenue and rules and credentials committees Jeffrey R Ladd A Minneapolis native Ladd is a graduate of Loras College Dubuque Iowa and t h e University of Denver He is in volved in construction work professionally and also has a record of civic involvement He has served as president of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Com merce public relations chair man of the Home Builders Association of Chicagoland and campaign chairman of the Crystal Lake United Fund A resident of Crystal Lake he is a member of the conventions judiciary committee 33rd district Boone and DeKalb Counties parts of Kane McHenry and Winnebago Counties Stanley C Johnson Johnson a retired Air Force colonel is a specialist in organization and financial management Hg has served as an advisor to the Japanese governments defense industry as a member of the McNainara task force on planning pro gramming and budgeting He is a member of the ConCon revenue committee Maxine Danner Wymore A native of What Cheer Iowa Mrs Wymore is a juvenile probation officer with the Kane County Circuit Court She at tended Elgin Community College Northern Illinois University and Oxford University England She is a member of ConCons com mittee on general govern ment 34th district Cherry Valley Rockford Seward and Winnebago townships in Winnebago Coun ty Robert R Csnfield A graduate of Cornell and Northwestern University School of Law Canfield is a Rockford attorney and former state legislator He is a member of state local and national bar associations and a former president of the Illinois States Attorneys Association H e served as a state representative from 196466 and as a state senator 195664 He is serving now as vice chairman of the general government committee at the Constitutional Conven tion Betty Ann Keegan Mrs Keegan a graduate of Rockford College who did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin has as record of civic end local service She is a former board member of the Junior League of Rockford the League of Women Voters and the United Fund She is a member of the local govern ment and rules and credentials committees at ConCon 35th district Carroll JoDaviess Ogle Stephenson and Whiteside counties Harlan H Rigney A graduate of the University of Illinois Rigney opergtes a 700acre grain and livestock farm near Scioto Mills He has served as township supervisor and as chairman of the Stephenson CountyBoard of Supervisors and County Board of Review He is active in na tional agricultural organizations and civic endeavors A resident of the rural area near Red Oak he is on the executive com mittee of the constitutional convention Wayne W Whalen An honors graduate of tie United States Air F or c e Academy and Northwestern University Law School Whalen is a practicing attorney in Hanover and is the author of articles published in national legal publications Be has a distinguished military record serving in the Air Force ICBM command and graduating from the Industrial War College of the Armed Forces He is a member of the judiciary com mittee of the constitutional convention Robert Canfield 36th district Bureau Henry and Lee Counties with part of LaSalle County Louis J Perona A graduate of DePaul University College of Law Perona is a practicing attorney in Spring Valley He has served as city attorney of Spring Valley and as Bureau County public defender He is a member of local state and na tional bar associations and a past president of the Bureau County bar Association He is a member of the legislative com mittee of the convention Edwin F Peterson A resident of Neponset Peterson is chairman of the Board of Martin Engineering Co and owns and farms 380 acres He has served as treasurer city clerk street commissioner and acting mayor of the city of Kewaaee He has also served two terms as mayor of the village of Neponset He is a member of the local govern ment committee at Con Con Betty Ann Keegan About the article This is another in a series of brief backgrounds on de legates to the sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention The convention is meeting in Springfield to draw up pro posed amendments to the pre sent constitution If pictures do not accompany the stories photographs of the delegates were not available Harlan H Rigney Louis J Perona Edwin F Peterson Paul E Mathias 37th district This includes Livingstone and McLean and the southern por tion of LaSalle counties Paul E Mathias Now 65 years old Mathias retired last year as general legal counsel for the rflinois Argicultural Association He practices law in Bloomiagton From 1947 to 1931 he served as a member of a state com mission which sparked a restructuring of school districts He also served on two other state commissions which studied revenue laws He is chairman of the convention education committee David Davis A member of the Illinois Senate from 1953 to 1967 Davis gained a reputation for being an expert on constitutional law He practices law in Bloomington His greatgrandfather David Davis helped write the states 1848 Constitution and was a key figure in Abraham Lincolns 1860 presidential campaign Davis is vice chairman of the rules and Credentials Com mittee and a member of the General Government Com mittee 38th district 38TH DISTRICT Portions of Kane and Kendall counties Batty Howard Married with three children Mrs Howard is the owner of a public relations and advertising firm She is a graduate of Northwestern University In 1987 an educational fellowship was named in her honor by the American Association o f University Women Mrs Howard once served as a legislative assistant to State Sen Robert Mitchler She resides in St Charles She IF a member of the Education and Public Information com mittees James S Brannen A resident of Geneva Bran nen 31years old is an assis tant vice president of the First National Bank of Chieago He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a masters degree in business administra tion from Northwestern University He is a member of the Kane County Board of Supervisors He is a member of the Revenue and Finance Committee 39th district This district covers portions of the western end of Chicago and the northern section of DuPage County Thomas C Kelleghan Mr Kelleghan 61years old Is an attorney and is vice president of theDuPage County Bar Association He lives in West Chicago Among the organizations in which he has an interest is the John Howard Association a prison reform group and the Chicago Civil War Round Table He received his law degree from Notre Dame University He is a member of the Bill of Rights Committee William A Sommerschietd Mr Sommerschield 27 is one of a large contingent of under 30 delegates During the 1967 session of the G e n e r a 1 Assembly Sommerschield as a legislative intern worked for Senate Republican Majority Leader W Russell Arrington In 1968 he served on the campaign staff for John Altorfer in his losing bid for the Republican nomination for governor Later he went to work in the suc cessful campaign to pass the referendum to hold the conven tion Mr Sommerschield of Elmhurst works for Leo Burnett Co a Chicago advertising company He is on the Legislative Committee 4Qth district This covers the southern por tion of DuPage County and parts of northern Will Coun ty Helen C Kinney Mrs Kinney is from Hinsdale A lawyer she was a member of the staff of the DuPage County states attorney office She holds both an undergraduate and law degree from DePaul University She is a member of the Judiciary Committee Anthony M Peccarelli Peccarelli is also an attorney He holds an undergraduate degree from Beloit College in Wisconsin and earned his law degree from John Marshall Law School of Chicago He is a member of the executive com mittee of the DuPage County Bar Assn He is on the Legislative Committee 41 sf district This district covers portions of Will and Grundy coun ties Louis F Bottino Bottino of Wilmington is former Superintendent to f Schoolsin Will County He also served two terms in the Blinois House and was once designated an outstanding legislator by newsmen He holds degrees from Belloit College and Columbia University He is a member of the Education Committee Arthur T Lennon Mr Lerinpn of Joliet is an attorney who holds both his undergraduate and a law degree from the University of Illinois He is an assistant states attorney in Will County where he handles civil rights litigation He is on the Bill of Rights Committee 42nd district This covers Cass Fulton Knox Mason Menard Warren and portions of Peoria coun ties John L Knuppel Kir Knuppel was bom and raised in Mason County where he now practices law He is a graduate of Millikin University in Deoatur and holds a law degree from the University of Dlinpis He is a member of the Legislative Committee James S Thompson Thompson is from Galesburg where he has interests in banking agriculture and other businessses He served in the Navy in submarines during World War II His father Wallace Thompson was once a member of the Illinois Senate Thompson is on the General Government1 Committee Louis Bottino David Davis IV Betty Howard James S Brannen Helen Kinney Anthony Peccarelli John S Knuppel James S Thompson ;