Helen Foster Satterthwaite

Title:  Vice Chairman of Elementary and Secondary Education (Retired)

Company:  Illinois House of Representatives

Location:  Springfield, IL United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1996-2009)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Politics, Marquis Who’s Who (1984-1991, 1994-2008)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1988, 1991-1994, 2004-2007)
  • Recipient, Freshman Legislator of the Year Award, Illinois Education Association (1975)
  • Recipient, Commendation, Illinois State’s Attorneys Association (1975)
  • Recipient, Best Legislator Award, Independent Voters of Illinois (1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Honor, Association of Student Governments (1977)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Certificate, American Veterans (1977)
  • Recipient, Environmental Legislator of the Year Award, Illinois Environmental Council (1977, 1979, 1981, 1983)
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Award, Champaign County Council on Alcoholism (1978)
  • Recipient, Award, Illinois Community College Trustees Association (1986)
  • Recipient, Perfect Voting Record Award, Illinois Credit Union League (1979)
  • Recipient, Award, Illinois Wildlife Federation (1979)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Special Recognition, Illinois Women’s Political Caucus (1979-1980)
  • Recipient, Public Service Award, Izaak Walton League (1980)
  • Recipient, Friend of Education Award, Illinois Board of Education (1985)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Champaign County Urban League (1987)
  • Recipient, Resolution of Honor, Illinois Library Association (1987)
  • Recipient, 100 Percent Award, Illinois Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (1989)
  • Recipient, Dare to Be Great Award, Illinois Women Administrators (1989)
  • Named, Person of the Year, Champaign County Mental Health Association (1981)
  • Named, Public Citizen of the Year, Illinois District, Illinois Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (1981)
  • Named, Legislator of the Year, Illinois Association of School Social Workers (1989)


  • BS in Chemistry, Duquesne University

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