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  Schaefer, Nancy
NameNancy Schaefer
Turnerville, Georgia , United States
Born June 28, 1936
DiedMarch 26, 2010 (73 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 19, 2016 12:55am
Tags Very Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro-Life -
InfoSenator Nancy Schaefer was born in Rabun County and now lives with her husband, Bruce, in Habersham County. The Schaefers have five children and thirteen grandchildren.

Nancy is the President and Founder of Family Concerns, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Georgia; Family Concerns was created in 1986 for the purpose of strengthening and protecting the family through local, state, national and international policy, and through the education of citizens and leaders in the vital importance of obeying God's moral law in our society and in our culture. She is the founder of Citizens for Public Awareness Inc., a lobbying arm for Family Concerns. She was Founder and President of the Family Concerns Pregnancy Center (1988-1998), which met the needs of over 5000 girls and women in the Atlanta area.

Mrs. Schaefer has been a host of "Live Talk With Nancy" daily commentaries, and "Family Concerns with Nancy Schaefer" in WNIV in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Schaefer was the Republican Nominee for Lt. Governor in 1994 and the first woman Candidate for Governor of Georgia in 1998.

As an eight year Trustee of the National Ethics and Religions Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Mrs. Schaefer represented Family Concerns and the SBC at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, at the U.N. Conference on Human Settlements in Istanbul, Turkey, at the U.N. Conference on Food in Rome, Italy, and the U.N. follow up Conference to Beijing in New York.

She is a former First Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention, a frequent speaker to churches of all denominations, a speaker to civic and political organizations, and a frequent guest on radio and local and national television programs across the nation. She is also a Sunday School Teacher.

Mrs. Schaefer was chosen as a Gracious Lady of Georgia, served on numerous advisory boards and directorships and in 2001 became the first woman Trustee for Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Georgia. She is married to Bruce Schaefer, and they are parents of four sons and one daughter. They also have 13 grandchildren. Nancy and Bruce recently moved from Atlanta, where they have resided for 35 years, to Clarkesville, Georgia (Habersham County) in North Georgia.

Senator Schaefer represents the 50th district, including Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun Stevens, and Towns Counties, as well as part of White County.

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