|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives|
from the 37th district
November 5, 1925|
Early life and careerEdit
VanLeeuwen was born in Lakeview, Oregon where she lived until attending Oregon State University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Home Making Education and a minor in English in 1947. She married George VanLeeuwen on June 15, 1947 and was a farmer. She also was a news reporter and journalist for a newspaper in Brownsville, Oregon from 1949 to 1970. She was a school teacher at Monroe High School, a substituent teacher and an adult educator in the 1950s and 1960s. She had a weekly farm report radio program on KWIL in the 1970s.
VanLeeuwen was a founding member of Oregon Women for Agriculture and a member of the Oregon Farm Bureau Women's Committee and Legislative Committee before being elected to the Oregon House of Representatives.
VanLeeuwen served as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from 1981-1999.
In 1999 she was elected to the Linn County Soil and Water Conservation board and currently holds a position there.
VanLeeuwen and her husband George live in Halsey, Oregon and have four children.
- "Vote Smart Liz VanLeeuwen Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2016-06-22.
- Who's Who of American Women, 1991-1992. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
- Oregon Blue Book. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
- "Biographical Note: - Liz VanLeeuwen Spotted Owl Collection, 1973-2004 - Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries". Retrieved 10 October 2014.
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