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Joan Sutton Straus

1932 -

Joan (Sutton) Straus

Now an American citizen, Joan Straus was born in Canada where she was one of its best known journalists. Her columns have been collected in three books and she is also the author of A Legacy of Caring: The History of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has served on many non-profit boards, including The Citizens Committee for New York City, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, The Banff Center and The Shaw Festival, as well as the boards of 812 Park Avenue and 7 Gracie Square. In 1990, the Government of Ontario named her Agent General to the United States, heading up offices in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles. She served in that position for two years.

Mrs. Straus has one daughter who lives in Maine, as well as a son still in Canada and shares Mr. Straus grandchildren. She has received numerous awards for public service, including the Canada Medal, and the Theodore Roosevelt Award for public service and she is a Freeman of the City of London. But her most cherished tribute is that of her great granddaughters who say “She is an awesome nana”.

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