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Katharine Elkus White

Katharine Elkus White, United States diplomat. Member Annual Assay Coin Commission, 1937, 50; Member New Jersey Democratic Committee for Monmouth County, 1940-1964; Member Alumnae Association Vassar College (treasurer 1949-1952), American Association U. Women (treasurer 1950-1953), International Federation University Women (assistant honorary treasurer 1959-1964), General Federation Women’s; Club: Soroptimists.

Background

  • White, Katharine Elkus was born on November 25, 1906 in New York City. Daughter of Abram Isaac and Gertrude (Mess) Elkus.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, 1928. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Douglass College, Rutgers, 1967.

    Career

    • Mayor, Red Bank, New Jersey, 1950-1956. Chairman New Jersey Highway Authority, 1955-1964. Acting treasurer New Jersey, 1961.

      United States ambassador to Denmark, 1964-1968.

    Works

    • Authority, 1955-1964. Acting treasurer New Jersey, 1961. United States ambassador to Denmark, 1964-1968.

    Membership

    Member Annual Assay Coin Commission, 1937, 50. Member New Jersey Democratic Committee for Monmouth County, 1940-1964. Member Alumnae Association Vassar College (treasurer 1949-1952), American Association U. Women (treasurer 1950-1953), International Federation University Women (assistant honorary treasurer 1959-1964), General Federation Women’s.

    Club: Soroptimists.

    Connections

    • Married Arthur J. White, October 3, 1929. Children: Lawrence, Frances (Mistress.
    • father: Abram Isaac Elkus
    • mother: Gertrude (Mess) Elkus
    • spouse: Arthur J. White
    • children: Lawrence White
    • Frances (Mrs White
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    Born November 25, 1906
    Died April 24, 1985
    (aged 78)
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