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Clarinda Pendleton Lamar

Clarinda Pendleton Lamar, American civic association executive. Member portrait committee (3 from each Colonial State) of the United States Constitution Sesqui-Centennial Celebration; member National Advisory Committee on Women’s Participation in the World’s Fair.

Background

  • Lamar, Clarinda Pendleton was born on August 25, 1856 in Bethany, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of William Kimbrough (Doctor of Laws) and Katherine Huntington (King) Pendleton.

  • Education

    • Graduate Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1876.

    Career

    • Secretary, 1902-1910, vice president, 1910-1914, president, 1914-1927, honorary president for life since 1927, National Society Colonial Dames America (dedicated canopy over Plymouth Rock, 1921, and presented it to Massachusetts on behalf of the Society. Instrumental in raising endowment for maintenance of Sulgrave Manor in England and was received by their British Majesties at a garden party at Buckingham Palace, July 1925. Was chairman for purchase, restoration, furnishing and endowment of Dumbarton House, Washington, for nat. headquarters of Society).

      Member Woman’s Committee and field division Council of National Defense (among 1st 9 women appointed), 1917-1918. Honorary life member Georgia Bar Association.

    Works

    • Author: Life of Joseph Rucker Lamar, 1927. History National Society Colonial Dames America, 1891 to 1933, 1934. Also of short stories public prior to 1899 in The Independent, Munsey’s and Lippincott’s.

    Membership

    Member portrait committee (3 from each Colonial State) of the United States Constitution Sesqui-Centennial Celebration. Member National Advisory Committee on Women’s Participation in the World’s Fair.

    Connections

    • Married Joseph Rucker Lamar, late justice Supreme Court of the United States, January 30, 1879 (died January 2, 1916). Children: Philip Rucker, William Pendleton.
    • father: William Kimbrough Lamar
    • spouse: Joseph Rucker Lamar
    • children: Philip Rucker Lamar
    • William Pendleton Lamar
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    Died April 27, 1943
    (aged 86)
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