Robin Thede

Citizen from Clay County, IA

Born in Spencer, Iowa, Thede is of mixed race heritage. Her parents are Phyllis Thede, who is African American, and educator Dave Thede, who is German American. She grew up in Davenport, Iowa, where her father was an educator and her mother also worked in community schools and served with the union for school staff. Thede's two sisters were born there. Thede and her sisters attended local schools in Davenport. Later her parents moved to Bettendorf, Iowa.

Her mother was elected in 2009 as Iowa State Representative for House District 93 and has been repeatedly re-elected. She continues to serve in the legislature.

Thede attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism and African-American Studies. After college, Thede studied at The Second City theatre group in Chicago.

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Clay County, IA


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