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Sarah Blanton Folsom

Sarah Blanton Folsom, American educator, state official. award, 1964. Member American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Business and Professional Women, American Association U. Women, National Education Association.

Background

  • Folsom, Sarah Blanton was born on October 22, 1915 in Notasulga, Alabama, United States. Daughter of E. E. and Bessie May (Lanier) Blanton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Judson College, 1936, Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), 1966. Master of Science Auburn U., 1941. Honorary Doctor of Laws, 1966.

    Career

    • Teacher schools, Alabama, 1936-1943. Superintendent schools Yavapai County, Arizona, 1953-1964. Superintendent public instruction State of Arizona, 1965-1969.

      Named Methodist Woman of Year, Prescott, Arizona. Recipient Outstanding Citizen award, 1964.

    Membership

    Member American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Business and Professional Women, American Association U. Women, National Education Association. Clubs: Federated Women’s, Prescott Junior Monday (president), Prescott Garden (president).

    Connections

    • Married Douglas Lawrence Folsom Junior, August 10, 1940. Children: Douglas Lawrence III, James Blanton.
    • father: E. E. Blanton
    • mother: Bessie May (Lanier) Blanton
    • spouse: Douglas Lawrence Folsom Junior
    • children: Douglas Lawrence III Folsom
    • James Blanton Folsom
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    Born October 22, 1915
    Died June 11, 1969
    (aged 53)
    Nationality

    Award