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Florence Harrison

Florence Harrison, American home economist. Member American Home Economics Association, Missouri Ednl. Association, Missouri State Home Economics Association (president), League of Women Voters, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Nu, Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Delta Kappa Gamma, Gamma Sigma Delta.; Club: Altrusa.

Background

  • Harrison, Florence was born on August 31, 1884 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Charles and Rosanna (Roberts) Harrison.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University of Illinois, 1908. Master of Arts in Education, Columbia University, 1918. Doctor of Science (honorary), Kansas State College, 1947.

    Career

    • Teacher high school, Centralia, Illinois, 1908-1909, Champaign, Illinois, 1909-1910. With University of Illinois, 1910-1919, successively extension worker, head of home economics extension, critic teacher of home economics education, and Smith-Hughes supervisor. Dean of home economics, State College of Washington, 1919-1938.

      Department chairman of home economics, University of Missouri, 1938-1948. Chairman home economics department, Berea College since 1949.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Home Economics Association, Missouri Ednl. Association, Missouri State Home Economics Association (president), League of Women Voters, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Nu, Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Delta Kappa Gamma, Gamma Sigma Delta. Club: Altrusa.

    Connections

    • father: Charles Harrison
    • mother: Rosanna (Roberts) Harrison
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