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Marguerite Courtright Patton

Marguerite Courtright Patton, American organization executive. Recipient citation American Red Cross, 1945; Kentucky Colonel; admiral Nebraska Navy; Arkansas Traveler.

Background

  • Patton, Marguerite Courtright was born on February 5, 1889 in Circleville, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Judge Samuel Wilson and Jennie Rosalthea (Martin) Courtright.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Humanities (honorary), Lincoln Memorial U., 1952. Doctor Humane Letters (honorary), American International College.

    Career

    • Member D.A.R. since 1910, 2d vice regent Columbus chapter, 1925-1928, 1st vice regent, 1928-1930, regent, 1930, state librarian, 1937-1941, state vice regent, chairman nat. defense, 1941-1944, state regent, 1944-1947, 1st vice president general, nat. society, 1947-1950, national president general, 1950-1953, honorary president general for life, also national chairman of national defense committee, 1953-1956. Director Freedoms Foundation.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member D.A.R. since 1910, 2d vice regent Columbus chapter, 1925-1928, 1st vice regent, 1928-1930, regent, 1930, state librarian, 1937-1941, state vice regent, chairman nat. defense, 1941-1944, state regent, 1944-1947, 1st vice president general, nat. society, 1947-1950, national president general, 1950-1953, honorary president general for life, also national chairman of national defense committee, 1953-1956. Director Freedoms Foundation. Served on Franklin (O.) County Council Defense, World World War II.

    Member Columbus Speakers’ Bureau for all bond drives. Member Ohio State Archaeol. and History Society, Franklin County History Society, Daus. Founders and Patriots, Daus.

    Colonial Wars, Daus. American Colonists, Huguenot Society, Sons and Daus. Pilgrims, United States Daus. 1812, National Society Arts and Letters, National League American Pen Women.

    Connections

    • Married James B. Patton, July 4, 1911. Children: James Courtright, Robert Miller.
    • father: Judge Samuel Wilson Courtright
    • mother: Jennie Rosalthea (Martin) Courtright
    • spouse: James B. Patton
    • children: James Courtright Patton
    • Robert Miller Patton
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    Born February 5, 1889
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