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Encyclopedia > Jo Ann Emerson
Jo Ann Emerson
Jo Ann Emerson

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 8th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
November 5, 1996
Preceded by Bill Emerson
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born September 16, 1950 (1950-09-16) (age 56)
Bethesda, Maryland
Political party Republican
Spouse Ron Gladney
Religion Presbyterian

Jo Ann Emerson (born September 16, 1950) is a Republican politician from Missouri, currently serving her fifth term in the United States House of Representatives from Missouri's 8th congressional district (map). Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Missouris 8th congressional district encompasses rural Southeast Missouri, including the town of Cape Girardeau, the Ozark Pleateau and the Missouri Bootheel. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Norvell William Bill Emerson (January 1, 1938 - June 22, 1996) was an American politican from Missouri. ... // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820 and rebuilt in 1850, which in turn took its name from Jerusalems Pool of Bethesda. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Missouris 8th congressional district encompasses rural Southeast Missouri, including the town of Cape Girardeau, the Ozark Pleateau and the Missouri Bootheel. ...


Emerson was born in Bethesda, Maryland and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. She married then-lobbyist and future congressman Bill Emerson in 1975. Bill was elected to Congress in 1980 from Missouri's 10th Congressional District and, subsequent to redistricting, was reelected in 1982 from the 8th District. He handily retained his seat through 1994, his final election, before succumbing to cancer on June 22, 1996. The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, which links Missouri to Illinois across the Mississippi River was dedicated to commemorate his efforts to obtain funding for its construction. As of 2007, Emerson was one of four representatives to be elected to their seats following the deaths of their husbands, along with Mary Bono (R-CA), Lois Capps (D-CA), and Doris Matsui (D-CA). Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820 and rebuilt in 1850, which in turn took its name from Jerusalems Pool of Bethesda. ... Ohio Wesleyan University (also known as Wesleyan or OWU) is a private liberal arts college in Delaware, Ohio, United States. ... Norvell William Bill Emerson (January 1, 1938 - June 22, 1996) was an American politican from Missouri. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge carrying Missouri State Highway 34, Missouri State Highway 74 and Illinois State Highway 146 across the Mississippi River between Cape Girardeau, Missouri and East Cape Girardeau, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Mary Bono Mary Whitaker Bono (born October 24, 1961), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1998, representing the 45th District of California (map) which includes most of central and eastern Riverside County, including Palm Springs. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Lois Capps Lois G. Capps (born January 10, 1938), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1998, representing the 23rd District of California (map), which consists of a long thin strip of coastline in Southern California and includes the cities of San... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Doris Matsui Doris Okada Matsui (born September 25, 1944) is an American politician of the Democratic Party who represents the Fifth Congressional District of California (Sacramento County, map) in the United States House of Representatives. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


She married Bill Emerson in June 21, 1975. He was 12 years her senior. From this marriage she had 2 daughters and 4 stepdaughters. Sadly Congressman Bill Emerson died on June 22, 1996 from cancer at the age of 58. This was just one day after their 21st anniversary. Following Bill's death she married Ron Gladney in 2000. From this marriage she gained a stepdaughter and a stepson. Norvell William Bill Emerson (January 1, 1938 - June 22, 1996) was an American politican from Missouri. ...


Bill's now-vacant congressional seat was going to be filled in a special election and Jo Ann made a decision to announce her candidacy, but Missouri state law prohibited her from filing in the Republican primary. In November, Jo Ann Emerson competed in two elections on the same day. She ran as an independent against Democrat Emily Firebaugh and Republican Richard Kline in the general election and as a Republican against Firebaugh in the special election to finish the last two months of her late husband's term. She won both elections easily and has been reelected four times without serious difficulty. She is the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Missouri. She served the last two months of her husband's term as an independent before officially becoming a Republican in 1997. She was briefly the first independent elected to federal office in Missouri in 122 years.[1] In 2002, Emerson rejected calls for her to run for US Senate against fellow politician and widow Jean Carnahan. This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Jean Carpenter Carnahan (born December 20, 1933) is an American politician and writer who served in the United States Senate from 2001 to 2002. ...


On May 24, 2005, Emerson was one of 50 Republicans to vote in favor of overturning President Bush's ban on federal funding for stem cell research. She cast her Yea vote the day after her mother-in-law died from Alzheimer's Disease, one of the illnesses for which scientists believe they can create better treatments from stem cell research. May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells with fluorescent marker. ...


Mild controversy has surrounded a letter (dated February 15, 2006) sent to a constituent, Bill Jones, in response to an inquiry about congressional testimony given by oil executives. An unknown individual slipped in the sentence "I think you're an asshole" at the close of the letter. Congresswoman Emerson stated that "there is no excuse for this inappropriate letter having been sent and every apology has been made to the individual who received it." She denied any knowledge of this odd addition to the letter, and an investigation is currently underway. [1] is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Controversial Jo Ann Emerson letter
Controversial Jo Ann Emerson letter

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References

  1. ^ Official Manual State of Missouri 2001-2002. Matt Blunt, Secretary of State. 

External links

  • U.S. Congressman Jo Ann Emerson official site
  • Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • Federal Election Commission - Jo Ann Emerson campaign finance reports and data
  • On the Issues - Jo Ann Emerson issue positions and quotes
  • OpenSecrets.org - Jo Ann Emerson campaign contributions
  • Project Vote Smart - Representative Jo Ann Emerson (MO) profile
  • SourceWatch Congresspedia - Jo Ann Emerson profile
  • Washington Post - Congress Votes Database: Jo Ann Emerson voting record
  • Jo Ann Emerson official campaign site
Preceded by
Bill Emerson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 8th congressional district

1996 – present
Incumbent

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Jo Ann Emerson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (517 words)
Jo Ann Emerson (born September 16, 1950) is a politician from Missouri, currently serving her fifth term as the Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from the state's 8th Congressional district.
Emerson was born in Bethesda, Maryland and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Bill's now-vacant congressional seat was going to filled in a special election and Jo Ann made a decision to announce her candidacy, but Missouri state law prohibited her from filing in the Republican primary.
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