Conlin, Roxanne Barton

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Roxanne Barton Conlin, feminist and civil justice activist, worked as a lawyer in private practice from 1966 to 1967 before serving as Deputy Industrial Commissioner in Des Moines from 1967 to 1968. Conlin was an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Iowa for seven years (1969-1977), heading the Civil Rights Section of the Iowa Department of Justice. She also did anti-trust work in this position and handled several cases involving willful misconduct by public officials.

Conlin was appointed Unites States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. In this position, she concentrated her efforts on prosecution of white collar crime, fraud against the federal government, and narcotics trafficking. She was honored for her work with a special commendation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Conlin has been active in Democratic politics since 1960, serving in various positions including national committeewoman of the Iowa Young Democrats, vice-president of the Iowa Delegation to the Democratic Mid-term Convention in 1974 and on many committees for the state party convention. From 1981 to 1982, Roxanne Conlin ran unsuccessfully for governor of Iowa as the Democratic Party's candidate.

Since the mid-1980s Conlin has been involved in the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), a professional litigators' organization with 65,000 members committed to "fostering a safer, more just society." Conlin held various positions in ATLA, and was elected the first female president of the Association in 1992.

From the description of Papers of Roxanne Barton Conlin, 1969-1996. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233103172

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creatorOf Conlin, Roxanne Barton. Roxanne Barton Conlin : commercials , 1982. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Bogan, Gerald Leroy, 1912-1986. Papers of Gerald Bogan, 1947-1986. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Reagan, Ronald. Letter to Roxanne Conlin. Washington, DC. 1981 Oct. 13. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Collison, Margaret Davis, 1921-. Papers of Margaret Davis Collison, 1937-1990 (bulk 1970-1985). University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Conlin, Roxanne Barton. Papers of Roxanne Barton Conlin, 1969-1996. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Women's Equity Action League, 1966-1979 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Iowa Women's Political Caucus. Records of the Iowa Women's Political Caucus, 1972-1980 (bulk 1973-1975). University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn East, Catherine, 1916-1996. Papers, 1941-1996 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Iowa Women's Political Caucus collection, 1973-1999, n. d. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn East, Catherine Shipe. Papers of Catherine Shipe East. 1941-1995 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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Women's rights
Women in community organization
Women civic leaders
Advertising, political
Housewives--Legal status, laws, etc
Women civil rights workers
Feminism
Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation
Civil rights
Fraud investigation
Consumer protection--Law and legislation
Divorce law and legislation
Equal rights amendments
White collar crime investigation
Social action
Television advertising
Lawyers
Sexual harassment--Law and legislation
Alimony--Law and legislation
Trial practice
Sex discrimination against women
Radio advertising
Women lawyers
Victims of crimes--Legal status, laws, etc
Rape
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