Theresa Obermeyer

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Theresa Nangle Obermeyer (born July 25, 1945), is a former Anchorage, Alaska school board member, having served 2 two-year terms from 1990 to 1994. Obermeyer made an unsuccessful run against Republican Ted Stevens for the United States Senate in 1996.[1]

Obermeyer is known in Alaska for her public advocacy on behalf of her husband, Tom Obermeyer.[2] In 1996 Obermeyer served a thirty-day jail term for disorderly conduct in a federal judge's chambers during a discussion regarding her husband's bar examinations.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Obermeyer was born Theresa Nangle in 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri.[3] After studying at Villa Duchesne High School from 1959 until 1963,[3] she received a BA in Political Science from the Maryville University in St. Louis in 1967. A subsequent Master of Education in 1970 and a Ph.D in Education, from St. Louis university followed.[4]

On December 23, 1977 she married Thomas Obermeyer, an attorney in Missouri; they have four children.[4]

She worked in different jobs in education at different colleges in Missouri and Maryland before working as Assistant Director for student activities at St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley from 1973 until 1978. She then moved to Alaska where she became the Director of Student Services at the Anchorage Community College of University of Alaska Anchorage. Between 1981 and 1993, she was an instructor at Chapman University, and between 1984 and 1990 a teacher at the McLaughlin Youth Center.[4]

From 1990 until 1994 she sat on the board of the Anchorage School District, and in 1993 she was the treasurer of the board.[4][5]

Since 1979, she also worked as a real estate broker.[4][5]


  1. ^ Associated Press. "Election Highlights from coast to coast". The Union Democrat. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Ruskin, Liz. "Judge jails Obermeyer for 30 days: Ex-school board member's probation revoked for courthouse altercations". Anchorage Daily News June 12, 1996.
  3. ^ a b "Theresa Nangle Obermeyer, Democrat". Alaska Division of Elections. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Theresa Nangle Obermeyer". The Obermeyer Website. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Schoenfeld, Ed (21 August 2002). "Democrats allege Stevens conspiracy". Juneau Empire. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 

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