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Barbara Snedeker Bates

Barbara Snedeker Bates, American editor, writer. Named to Hall of Fame, Cheltenham High School, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, 1996; recipient Drexel Citation award, 1986. Member of Jenkintown Lyceum (elder since 1980), Philadelphia Childrens Reading Round Table, Children's Book Council (director 1979-1981), Philadelphia Booksellers Association (president 1981).

Background

  • Bates, Barbara Snedeker was born on April 28, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of R. Cuyler and Dorothy Stow Snedeker (Roberts).

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1940.

    Career

    • Reporter Times-Chronicle, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 1940—1941. Editor story papers United Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1941—1944. Editor fiction Westminster Press, 1944—1946, editor books young people, 1967—1985.

      Freelance writer Jenkintown, 1946—1967. Lecturer Beaver College, Glenside, Pennsylvania, from 1985. Juvenile editor Walker & Company, New York City, 1985—1990.

      Lecturer Temple University, Ambler, Pennsylvania, from 1992.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member of Jenkintown Lyceum (elder since 1980), Philadelphia Childrens Reading Round Table, Children's Book Council (director 1979-1981), Philadelphia Booksellers Association (president 1981).

    Connections

    • Married Frederick Heston Bates, January 20, 1945. Children: Susan Penelope, Stephen Cuyler.
    • father: R. Cuyler Bates
    • mother: Dorothy Stow Snedeker (Roberts) Bates
    • spouse: Frederick Heston Bates
    • children: Susan Penelope Bates
    • Stephen Cuyler Bates
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    Died November 3, 2002
    (aged 83)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      Wellesley College
    • 1940 - 1941
      Reporter Times-Chronicle
      Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1941 - 1944
      editor story papers United Presbyterian Church
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1944 - 1946
      editor fiction Westminster Press
    • 1946 - 1967
      freelance writer, Jenkintown
    • 1967 - 1985
      editor fiction Westminster Press
    • 1985 - 1990
      juv. editor Walker & Company
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