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Jacquelyne D. Grimshaw

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Nonprofit Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Turkey
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Pompano Beach, Florida
Favorite Quote:
Unbelievable.

Birthplace

Born:
5/15/1942
Birth Location:
Macon, Georgia

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Nonprofit Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Turkey
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Pompano Beach, Florida
Favorite Quote:
Unbelievable.

Birthplace

Born:
5/15/1942
Birth Location:
Macon
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Biography

Activist and public policy advocate Jacquelyne D. Grimshaw was born in Macon, Georgia, on May 15, 1942, to James Lane and Lovia Lane-Thorton. She graduated from Loretto Academy Catholic High School in Chicago in 1960 and earned a B.S. in biology from Marquette University in 1965. In 1967, Grimshaw received an education certificate from Chicago Teachers College.

After early work in the media industry, Grimshaw's career path turned to public policy when she joined the Illinois Department of Labor and Personnel. She was then employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a program officer for the Indiana Work Incentive Program and Head Start.

Grimshaw worked for the campaign of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and, in 1984, she joined the Mayor's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. In 1986, Washington named her his top legislative aide. There she played a critical role in pushing forth the mayor's legislative agenda. After Washington's untimely death, Grimshaw went on to serve as deputy city treasurer for economic development. In 1992, she joined the Center for Neighborhood Technology as its vice president of policy, transportation and community development.

Over the years, Grimshaw has had numerous civic and professional affiliations, including membership in the Surface Transportation Policy Project, the Transportation Research Board's committees on Environmental Justice and Women's Issues in Transportation, the American Public Transport Association, Congress for New Urbanism, Smart Grown America, Renew America/Renew the Earth, and the Center for Clean Air Policy.

She married William J. Grimshaw in 1964. They have two children, Kimberly D. Grimshaw-Bolton and Christopher M. Grimshaw.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Jacquelyne Grimshaw's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes how her parents met and moved to Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the sights, sounds, and smells of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the neighborhood at 45th and Grand Avenue in Chicago, ILlinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about her childhood friends and activities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw recalls attending shows at the Regal Theater as a child
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw shares her memories of school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw remembers her favorite teachers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about her interest in science and medicine
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her decision to attend Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw recalls the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the issue of race at Marquette University in the 1960s
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about taking courses at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her work at the U.S. Postal Service
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about working in the laboratory at Michael Reese Hospital
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes meeting her husband
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about becoming a fourth grade teacher at Woodson North Elementary School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes teaching fourth grade at Woodson North Elementary School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about planning a field trip to Canada for her fifth grade students
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the field trip to Canada
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes traveling to Europe in 1967
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about being a research assistant at the University of Chicago
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes teaching middle school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about becoming involved with community organizing, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about becoming involved with community organizing, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about Al Raby and the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw recalls Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King's visit to Chicago in 1966
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Al Raby's community involvement
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about attending the Democratic National Convention in 1972, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about attending the Democratic National Convention in 1972, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about present day national political conventions
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw recalls the Democratic National Convention in 1984
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes being elected to the Model Cities Council in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes witnessing the Chicago political machine firsthand on election day
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes becoming precinct captain
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about her involvement with the Independent Voters of Illinois [IVI]
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw recalls how IVI and IPO joined forces in the 1970s
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about community organizer, Saul Alinsky
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes working with the Midwest Academy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw remembers meeting political figures in her community as a child
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about Harold Washington's early political career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about the political aftermath of Mayor Richard J. Daley's death in 1976
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw recalls Harold Washington's campaign for Chicago mayor in 1977
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Chicago politics and the black community in the late 1970s and early 1980s
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about what led to Harold Washington's 1983 mayoral campaign
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Harold Washington's 1983 mayoral campaign
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the 1983 election day for Mayor Harold Washington
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about targeting voters for Harold Washington's 1983 mayoral campaign
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about Harold Washington's voter registration strategy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the key turning points in Harold Washington's 1983 mayoral campaign, pt.1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the key turning points in Harold Washington's 1983 mayoral campaign, pt.2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Harold Washington's 1983 mayoral victory
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw recalls the media reaction to Harold Washington's election as Mayor of Chicago in 1983
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw recounts how her son lit the Christmas tree with Harold Washington
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her roles in the Mayor Harold Washington's administration
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Slating of Jacquelyne Grimshaw's interview
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Harold Washington's battle with Ronald Reagan to restore revenue sharing
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about the redistricting fight in Chicago in the mid-1980s
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her optimism prior to Mayor Harold Washington's 1987 reelection campaign
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Harold Washington's 1987 political opponents, Tom Hynes and Jane Byrne
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the North Side Irish vs. South Side Irish split
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Chicago City Councilman Ed Vrdolyak
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Chicago City Councilman Ed Burke
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Harold Washington's 1987 reelection campaign
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her role in Harold Washington's 1987 reelection campaign
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about how her career affected her family adversely
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about missing international trips due to work
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes how she prioritizes her family life now
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about her love of football
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Mayor Harold Washington's second term
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about the role of community organizations in Harold Washington's administration
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about the Harold Washington Library
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about the weeks leading up to Harold Washington's death
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes learning of Harold Washington's death
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about the political aftermath of Mayor Harold Washington's death
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about the succession battle following Mayor Harold Washington's death
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about Mayor Harold Washington lying in state
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Mayor Harold Washington's coalition in City Council
  • Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the breakdown of Mayor Harold Washington's coalition in City Council
  • Tape: 9 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the battle between Eugene Sawyer and Timothy Evans to become interim mayor
  • Tape: 9 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about the planning of Mayor Harold Washington's funeral
  • Tape: 10 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Harold Washington's funeral
  • Tape: 10 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about Harold Washington's connection to people
  • Tape: 10 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Timothy Evan's rally at UIC Pavilion
  • Tape: 10 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the City Council meeting to select an interim mayor, pt. 1
  • Tape: 10 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the City Council meeting to select an interim mayor, pt. 2
  • Tape: 10 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about her reaction to Eugene Sawyer's selection as interim mayor
  • Tape: 10 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her work the year following Harold Washington's death
  • Tape: 10 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes accepting a job to work with Miriam Santos
  • Tape: 11 Story: 1 - Slating of Jacquelyne Grimshaw's interview
  • Tape: 11 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes becoming Deputy Treasurer for Economic Development for Chicago in 1991
  • Tape: 11 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes working at the City of Chicago's Treasurer's office
  • Tape: 11 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes Miriam Santos' personality
  • Tape: 11 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her work conflicts with Miriam Santos
  • Tape: 11 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about leaving her job at the City of Chicago's Treasurer's office
  • Tape: 11 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes how Christian Action Ministries addressed neighborhood problems on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 11 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes how Christian Action Ministries addressed the problem of vitamin deficiency in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 11 Story: 9 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her work at the Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Tape: 12 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes real time pricing for electricity and car sharing
  • Tape: 12 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes a pilot broadband internet program
  • Tape: 12 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes programs related to transportation policies
  • Tape: 12 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the University Pass, a CTA program for college students
  • Tape: 12 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw recalls Chicago's abandoned housing policy under Harold Washington's administration
  • Tape: 12 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the Neighborhood Early Warning System
  • Tape: 12 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw contrasts government versus non-profit work
  • Tape: 12 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the importance of the executive in office
  • Tape: 12 Story: 9 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw shares her view on Chicago's government corruption
  • Tape: 13 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the corruption of Mayor Richard M. Daley administration, pt. 1
  • Tape: 13 Story: 2 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes the corruption of Mayor Richard M. Daley's administration, pt. 2
  • Tape: 13 Story: 3 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes her hopes and concerns for the black community
  • Tape: 13 Story: 4 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw reflects upon what she would have done differently in her life
  • Tape: 13 Story: 5 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 13 Story: 6 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about her family
  • Tape: 13 Story: 7 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about Barack Obama
  • Tape: 13 Story: 8 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about the 2004 Presidential Election
  • Tape: 13 Story: 9 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 13 Story: 10 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw talks about whether she will write a book
  • Tape: 14 Story: 1 - Jacquelyne Grimshaw narrates her photographs