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Owenita Harrah Sanderlin

Owenita Harrah Sanderlin, American author, educator. Recipient Poetry award, Alpha Chi Omega, 1936, Double Ruby award, National Forensic League, 1965. Member of American Association of University Women, Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, San Diego Natural History Museum, Singing Hills Tennis Club, Mortar Board.

Background

  • Sanderlin, Owenita Harrah was born on June 2, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Owen Melville and Marigold (Whitford) Harrah.

  • Education

    • Bachelor summa cum laude, American University, 1937. Postgrad., postgrad; Postgrad., University California. Postgrad., San Diego State University.

    Career

    • Freelance writer, speaker, 1940—1995. Teacher English University Maine, 1942, 1946. Head department speech & drama Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego, 1961—1968.

      Consultant gifted programs San Diego City Schools, 1971—1973, 1980—1985. Private practice real estate manager El Cajon, 1970—1995.

    Works

    • Tennis Rebel
    • Trying to adjust to her parents' divorce, a teenager moves to California with her mother and works her way up the tennis circuit.

    Membership

    Member of American Association of University Women, Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, San Diego Natural History Museum, Singing Hills Tennis Club, Mortar Board.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, bridge.

    Connections

    • Married George William Sanderlin, May 30, 1936. Children: Frea Elizabeth, Sheila Mary, David George, John Owen.
    • father: Owen Melville Harrah
    • mother: Marigold (Whitford) Harrah
    • spouse: George William Sanderlin
    • children: Frea Elizabeth Sanderlin
    • Sheila Mary Sanderlin
    • David George Sanderlin
    • John Owen Sanderlin
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    Born June 2, 1916
    Nationality
    • 1937
      American University
    • 1940 - 1995
      Freelance writer
    • 1942
      teacher, English University Maine
    • 1946
      teacher, English University Maine
    • 1961 - 1968
      head, department speech & drama Academy of Our Lady of Peace
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1995
      private practice, real estate manager El Cajon
    • 1971 - 1973
      consultant, gifted programs San Diego City Schools
    • 1980 - 1985
      consultant, gifted programs San Diego City Schools
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