Linda Langston

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Linda Langston
Linda Langston 2007.jpg
Langston in 2007
Linn County Board of Supervisors
Assumed office
Personal details
Linda Nelson

(1953-07-03) July 3, 1953 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)David Langston (m. 1975)
ChildrenEric Langston, Evan Langston
ResidenceCedar Rapids, Iowa
 United States
Alma materKnox College

Linda Langston is Director of Strategic Relations for the National Association of Counties in Washington DC, USA. Prior to that Langston was a member of the Linn County (Iowa) Board of Supervisors. She also serves as the co-chair of the Resilient America Roundtable for the National Academy of Sciences and is on the National Advisory Council for FEMA. She was elected in November 2002 and took office the following January. Prior to her public service, she was the Executive Director of the History Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Executive Director of the Linn Mar School Foundation. While living in Chicago and Tulsa, she maintained a private practice in psychotherapy.

Langston speaks nationally on disaster recovery issues along with women's leadership issues.[1]

Early life, family, and career[edit]

Langston grew up on Chicago's south side in the Beverly neighborhood and graduated from Morgan Park High School. She then attended Knox College where she graduated in 1975 with a B.A. in History. Prior to running for office, she was the Executive Director and Development Director at the Linn County Historical Society.


  1. ^ "Linn County, Iowa website, Bio". Archived from the original on 2015-11-17.