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Mary Louise Derr

Mary Louise Derr, American freelance writer. Member Society Childrens Book Writers, Colorado Archaeol. Society, Senior Tennis Group, Senior Citizens Center, Boulder Writers Club (president 1992-1993).

Background

  • Derr, Mary Louise was born on May 19, 1917 in Binghamton, New York, United States. Daughter of Ralph Oscar and Jessie Birdsall (Sherwood) Van Atta.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, 1940.

    Career

    • Proofreader Vail Ballou Press, Binghamton, 1940-1942. Cyptographic clerk United States Signal Corps, Washington, 1942-1944. Reporter Fairchild Publications, Orlando, Florida, 1966.

      Feature writer Town & Country Review, Boulder, Colorado, 1970-1976. Associate editor Weaver's Journal, 1978-1986. Feature writer Boulder Courier, 1988.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Society Childrens Book Writers, Colorado Archaeol. Society, Senior Tennis Group, Senior Citizens Center, Boulder Writers Club (president 1992-1993).

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, golf, hiking, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Vernon Ellsworth Derr, March 6, 1943. Children: Michael, Katherine, Louise, Carol.
    • father: Ralph Oscar Atta
    • mother: Jessie Birdsall (Sherwood) Van Atta
    • spouse: Vernon Ellsworth Derr
    • children: Michael Derr
    • Katherine Derr
    • Louise Derr
    • Carol Derr
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    Nationality
    • 1940
      Mary Baldwin College
    • 1940 - 1942
      Proofreader Vail Ballou Press
      Binghamton, New York, United States
    • 1942 - 1944
      cyptographic clerk, United States Signal Corps
      Washington, United States
    • 1966
      reporter Fairchild Publications
      Orlando, Florida, United States
    • 1970 - 1976
      feature writer, Town & Country Review
      Boulder, Colorado, United States
    • 1978 - 1986
      associate, editor Weaver's Journal
    • 1988
      feature writer, Boulder Courier