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Margaret Messenger Edwards

Margaret Messenger Edwards, American home economist, educator. Member American Vocational Association (Vice-President 1931-1933), American Association U. Women, American Home Economics, Association (Vice-President 1931-1934), American Dietetic Association (Vice-President 1938-1939), National Education Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Delta Kappa Gamma.

Background

  • Edwards, Margaret Messenger was born on August 23, 1890 in West Liberty, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Review Rees W. and (Doctor) Frances Isham (Messenger) Edwards.

  • Education

    • Student Western College for Women, Oxford, O. Graduate study Cornell Univercity, 1919, University of Chicago, 1929, Columbia (Laura Spelman fellow), 1929-1930.

    Career

    • Teacher home economics Lewiston (Montana) High School, 1912-1914. In business, Orlando, Florida, 1914-1916. Assistant Professor home economics and dietetics Florida State College for Women, Tallahassee, 1916-1919.

      Associate professor education and state supervisor home economics education, Kansas State College, Manhattan, 1920-1923. North Carolina state supervisor of home economics, 1923-1926. Staff associate American Child Health Association, New York City, 1926-1929.

      Director School Home Economics Alabama College, 1930-1933. Head home economics department Woman’s College, U. North Carolina, 1933-1951. Dietitian and instructor in base hospitals, World War, 1917-1919.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member American Vocational Association (Vice-President 1931-1933), American Association U. Women, American Home Economics, Association (Vice-President 1931-1934), American Dietetic Association (Vice-President 1938-1939), National Education Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Delta Kappa Gamma.

    Connections

    • father: Review Rees W. Edwards
    • mother: (Doctor) Frances Isham (Messenger) Edwards
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    Born August 23, 1890
    Died March 10, 1963
    (aged 72)
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