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Jowell, Tessa

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    • Tessa Jane Helen Douglas
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    • Palmer, Tessa Jane Helen Douglas
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    • found: All things come (to those who wait), 1991:t.p. (Tessa Jowell)
    • found: Washington post WWW site, viewed May 14, 2018(Tessa Jowell, a former British culture secretary who played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics and used her own cancer diagnosis to campaign for better treatment, died May 12 [2018] at her home in the British county of Warwickshire; she was 70; as a government minister and member of the House of Commons with the Labour Party, Ms. Jowell championed programs such as Sure Start, an initiative to improve child care; Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Palmer was born in London on Sept. 17, 1947; Ms. Jowell, whose first marriage to Roger Jowell ended in divorce, worked initially as a social worker; she was elected to the House of Commons in 1992, representing the Dulwich area of London, and held office until 2015; secretary of state for culture, media and sport from 2001 to 2007; she was appointed dame commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012, and entered the House of Lords in 2015)
    • found: Guardian WWW site, viewed May 14, 2018(Tessa Jowell; Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Jowell, Lady Jowell, politician, born 17 September 1947, London; died 12 May 2018; educated University of Aberdeen, where she studied general arts, sociology and psychology; further degree in social administration at Edinburgh University before moving to London, working as a childcare officer in Lambeth and then qualifying as a psychiatric social worker at Goldsmiths College, University of London; worked at the Maudsley hospital from 1972 to 1974, then switched to the voluntary sector as assistant director of the mental health charity Mind until 1986; for the next four years she was director of a community care special action project in Birmingham; from 1990 until her election to parliament she worked for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and was a senior visiting fellow at the health and social care charity the King's Fund; Jowell's professional life had provided her with a considerable record of hands-on experience, which she would later bring to her government jobs at the Department of Health from 1997 to 1999 and, from 1999 to 2001, as minister of state with responsibility for women and as minister for employment, welfare to work and equal opportunities)
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