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Elizabeth Thomas Werlein

Elizabeth Thomas Werlein, American social leader, art historian/preservationist, columnist. awarded for preservation of Vieux Carre, New Orleans. Member Professional Women’s Committee of Roosevelt National Campaign Committee; member Democratic Victory Fund National Committee President Vieux Carre Property Owners Association, 1938.; member of the board New Orleans Symphony Orchestra; member board New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association.

Background

  • Werlein, Elizabeth Thomas was born on January 29, 1887 in Bay City, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Henry and Marie Louise Felton (Smith) Thomas.

  • Education

    • Public schools private tutors. Attended Liggett School, Detroit. Voice culture under Jean de Reszke, Paris.

    Career

    • Executive head of public relations department of Saenger Theatres (over 200 motion picture theatres in 6 Southern states), 1924-1930. Financial chairman for Council National Defense, New Orleans, 1917-1920. Chairman Woman’s Committee, Liberty Loan Drives, 1917-1920.

      Organizer and commandant Red Cross Canteen, New Orleans, 1919. Chairman Aeroplane Landing Fields for State Louisiana, 1917.

    Works

    • Author of “Wrought Iron Railings of Vieux Carre”.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Professional Women’s Committee of Roosevelt National Campaign Committee. Member Democratic Victory Fund National Committee President Vieux Carre Property Owners Association, 1938. Member of the board New Orleans Symphony Orchestra.

    Member board New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association. Clubs: Quarante, Orleans (president), Petit Theatre, New Orleans Country. Given “Wings” at special ceremony New York Aero.

    Member American Institute of Architects, awarded for preservation of Vieux Carre, New Orleans.

    Connections

    • Married Philip Werlein III, August 4, 1908 (died February 22, 1917). Children: Betty, Lorraine, Evelyn, Philip IV. Writer for newspapers since 1917.
    • father: Henry Thomas
    • mother: Marie Louise Felton (Smith) Thomas
    • spouse: Philip Werlein III
    • children: Betty Werlein
    • Lorraine Werlein
    • Evelyn Werlein
    • Philip IV. Writer for newspapers since 1917 Werlein
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    Born January 29, 1887
    Died 1946
    (aged 58)
    Nationality

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