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Born in Buffalo, New York on January 14, 1926. Attended University of Buffalo in conjunction with Cadet Nurses Training. Married a Montanan in Great Falls, Montana in 1945. Widowed in 1968. Mother of five, grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of four.

Employed by McLaughlin Research Institute in Great Falls for 23 years, serving as Technical Editor of Transplantation Journal in 1967, retiring as Assistant Director in 1989.

Currently: Preservation Cascade, Inc. Secretary-Treasurer McLaughlin Research Institute – Board Member

Formerly: Montana Constitutional Convention Delegate – 1972 Cascade County Study Commissioner – 1974

Montana State Legislator – 1979 Television Legislator Reporter Great Falls Public Library Trustee – 8 years

League of Women Voters - State and Local Board Officer

Great Falls Public Radio Association – President & Founder American Cancer Society – President Great Falls Chapter Montana Rhodes Scholarship Committee – Chair National Civic League – Council Member

Montana Comprehensive Health Council US Civil Rights Commission – Montana Advisory Committee Montana Capitol Restoration Committee


Recipient: National Distinguished Citizens Award - National Municipal League 1982 Two Women of Achievement Awards from Business & Professional Women’s

Groups in 1981 & Jeannette Rankin Chapter in 1986 Salute to Women Award by YWCA in 1993 Heritage Preservation Awards (for saving the Historic 10th Street Bridge) from

The Cascade County Historical Society and the State of Montana - 1997 Humanities Montana Heroes Award - 2012

Publication Date

Fall 2015

Biography of Arlyne Reichert