Rochelle Chronister

Year Inducted


Career Field

Politics, Virology


  • 1978: Elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, Ninth District
  • 1983-86: Assistant Majority Leader of the House, the first woman elected to a leadership position in the Kansas Legislature
  • 1989: State Chair of the Kansas Republican Party
  • Established the Board of Trustees of the Wilson County Hospital Foundation
  • Research Virologist at the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1961-64
  • Vice President of the joint venture, Neodesha Lumber Company, a building and supply company