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Alice Marie Putnam

Alice Marie Putnam, American writer. Board directors Friends of Library., St. Petersburg, Florida, 1979, Reading is Fundamental, St. Petersburg, since 1997; president faculty wives St. Petersburg Junior College, 1965. Lieutenant United States Navy Waves, 1941-1946. Member League of Women Voters (board directors 1964), Society Children's Book Writers, Authors Guild.

Background

  • Putnam, Alice Marie was born on September 14, 1916 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Henry Franklin and Gertrude Luella (Phillips) Dorr.

  • Education

    • AB, Wilson College, 1937.

    Works

    • The whistling swans
    • Follows a year in the life of a family of whistling swans, as they build a nest in the Arctic tundra, hatch and raise cygnets, migrate south for the winter, and return home again.
    • Westering: 2
    • Traveling with his family in a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon in 1850, ten-year-old Jason finds a stray dog that proves useful during the dangerous journey.
    • Spy Doll
    • Unbeknownst to her young owner, a lovely china doll is used to smuggle medicine to Confederate troops during the Civil War.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Board directors Friends of Library., St. Petersburg, Florida, 1979, Reading is Fundamental, St. Petersburg, since 1997. President faculty wives St. Petersburg Junior College, 1965. Lieutenant United States Navy Waves, 1941-1946.

    Member League of Women Voters (board directors 1964), Society Children's Book Writers, Authors Guild.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, nature.

    Connections

    • Married Travers Daniels Putnam, October 19, 1946. Children: Gretchen, Travers Daniels, Junior.
    • father: Henry Franklin Dorr
    • mother: Gertrude Luella (Phillips) Dorr
    • spouse: Travers Daniels Putnam
    • children: Gretchen Putnam
    • Travers Daniels Putnam
    • Junior Putnam
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    Born September 14, 1916
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Wilson College