Patsy Ann "Pat" Danner (born January 13, 1934, Louisville, Kentucky) is an American politician. She formerly represented the Missouri's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Missouri's 6th district
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||Tom Coleman|
|Succeeded by||Sam Graves|
|Member of the Missouri Senate|
from the 12th district
January 1983 – January 1993
|Preceded by||Hardin Cox|
|Succeeded by||Glen Klippenstein|
Patsy Ann Berrer
January 13, 1934
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
|Alma mater||Northeast Missouri State University (BA)|
Education and backgroundEdit
Danner grew up in Bevier, Missouri; her maternal grandparents emigrated from Lebanon in the first decade of the 20th Century. She attended public schools and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University cum laude with a BA in political science. Following graduation, Danner worked as district administrator to Congressman Jerry Litton. She was appointed to a sub-cabinet position in the Carter administration.
Congressman Litton vacated his seat to run for the United States Senate in 1976, and Danner filed in the race to replace him. Danner was defeated in the August 1976, Democratic primary by Morgan Maxfield, who was himself defeated in November by Republican state Representative Tom Coleman. In 1982, Danner was elected to the Missouri State Senate, and was re-elected in 1986 and 1990. In 1992, Danner successfully ran for Congress, defeating the incumbent Coleman in an upset. Danner was re-elected to the House in 1994, 1996, and 1998.
In 2000, Danner announced that she would not seek re-election because she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Her son, Steve Danner, a former state senator, filed to replace her and was defeated by Sam Graves, 51% to 47%.
- Shirl McArthur (July 2000). "Congresswoman Pat Danner to Retire; Who Stands Where on Eight Pending Bills, Letters". Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
- Pat Danner re-elected, 1996, sos.mo.gov; accessed October 20, 2014.
- Pat Danner re-elected, 1998, sos.mo.gov; accessed October 29, 2014.
- Steve Danner defeated by Sam Graves, sos.mo.gov; accessed October 29, 2014.