Penny Severns was a member of the Illinois Senate who represented the 51st Senate District from 1987 until her death in February 1998.Early life Severns was born January 21, 1952, in Decatur, Illinois. After graduating high school, she attended Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus. While in college, at the age of 20, she served as an alternate delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention, the then youngest person elected to serve in that role. In 1974, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and international relations.Source: Wikipedia
Public university in Carbondale, Illinois, USA; flagship of the SIU system
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