Born on December 24, 1936, in Van Buren County, Iowa, to Russell and Hazel McIntosh. Graduated from Keosauqua High School, 1954; Broadlawns School of Nursing, 1958; Drake University, B.A., 1973; graduate work, Iowa State University. Married Tom Zimmerman, 1956. Three sons, two daughters. Health planner and registered nurse. Currently serving on Iowa PTA Board as health and safety chair; Iowa League for Nursing Board; Dallas County Democratic Central Committee. Past member and president of Waukee Community School Board. Member of American Nurses Association; League of Women Voters; Iowa Women's Political Caucus; National Organization for Women; First Christian Church. Cattle owner. Served on advisory committees to the Iowa Board of Nursing, departments of Public Instruction and Health. First term.