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Trahey, Janelocked

(19 Nov. 1923–22 Apr. 2000)
  • Juliann Sivulka


Trahey, Jane (19 Nov. 1923–22 Apr. 2000), advertising executive and writer, was born Esther Jane Trahey in Chicago to Irish immigrants David J. Trahey and the former Margaret Hennessey. Her father died when she was young, and her mother raised her two daughters on his pension. She credits her mother with encouraging her to further her education and become self-sufficient. Trahey said, “I came out of grammar school with drive” (“Never Plain Jane,” p. 3). Educated in local Catholic schools, Trahey graduated from Mundelein College in ...

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