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Jean Lee Latham

Jean Lee Latham, American writer. Publicity director South Pinellas chapter American Red Cross, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1949; Board directors Friends of University Miami (Florida) Library. Member National League American Pen Women, Women's Auxiliary United States Power Squadron, Phi Kappa Phi, Zeta Phi Eta.

Background

  • Latham, Jean Lee was born on April 19, 1902 in Buckhannon, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of George Robert II and Winifred Ethelda (Brown) Latham.

  • Education

    • AB, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1925. Doctor of Letters, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1956. B.D.E., Ithaca College, 1928.

      Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1930. Student, West Virginia Institute of Technology, 1942.

    Career

    • Head English department Upshur County High School, 1926-1927. Substitute teacher speech West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1927. Teacher dramatic and academy departments Ithaca College, 1928-1929.

      Editor in chief Dramatic Public Company, Chicago, 1930-1936. Free lance writer, 1936-1941, 45-95. Trainer inspectors Signal Corps United States War Department, 1943-1945.

      Substitute librarian Warm Springs Foundation, summer 1951.

    Major achievements

    • National League American Pen Women; Women's Auxiliary United States Power Squadron; Phi Kappa Phi; Zeta Phi Eta. Clubs: Zonta.

    Works

    • Gray Bread by Jean Lee Latham
    • Bibliographic information Title Gray Bread: A Drama in One Act Author Jean Lee Latham Publisher Bakers plays Length 28 pages Subjects Mormons
    • The Story of Eli Whitney
    • Newbery Award-winning author tells the story of the man whose inventive genius made cotton king in America and in the world.

    Politics

    Pacifists should be honored because they do not allow us to become complacent about war and violence.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.

    Membership

    Publicity director South Pinellas chapter American Red Cross, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1949. Board directors Friends of University Miami (Florida) Library. Member National League American Pen Women, Women's Auxiliary United States Power Squadron, Phi Kappa Phi, Zeta Phi Eta.

    Clubs: Zonta.

    Connections

    • father: George Robert II Latham
    • mother: Winifred Ethelda (Brown) Latham
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    Died June 13, 1995
    (aged 93)
    Nationality
    • 1925
      West Virginia Wesleyan College
    • 1956
      West Virginia Wesleyan College
    • 1928
      Ithaca College
    • 1930
      Cornell University
    • 1942
      West Virginia Institute of Technology
    • 1926 - 1927
      Head, English department Upshur County High School
    • 1927
      substitute teacher, speech West Virginia Wesleyan College
    • 1928 - 1929
      teacher, dramatic and academy departments Ithaca College
    • 1930 - 1936
      editor in chief Dramatic Public Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1936 - 1941
      free lance writer
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