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Joan Clark Westcott

Joan Clark Westcott, American poet. Poetry books plus papers in Rare Books and Special Collections Library., University Florida, Gainesville. Member Planetary Society, Habitat National Wildlife Federation, Women in the Arts, Union of Concerned Scientists.

Background

  • Westcott, Joan Clark was born on February 8, 1919 in Union City, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of William Clyde and Marjorie (Clark) Westcott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Vassar College, 1941. Graduate, Katherine Gibbs Secretary School, Boston, 1942.

    Career

    • Clerk Boston Port Embarkation, 1942—1943. Secretary Harvard University, Cambridge, 1943-1945, Players Theater, Sarasota, Florida, 1947-1949, Atomic Energy Commission, University of California at Los Angeles, 1950-1952. Secretary to John Loveton Los Angeles, 1953-1954.

      Secretary to J. West Architect, Sarasota, 1955-1960.

    Works

    • Author: (poetry) Fragments of Stained Glass, 1967, More Fragments of Stained Glass, 1968, Bits of Chaff, 1970, Taffeta and Lace, 1976, Ribbon of Light, 1980, Fragments of Stained Glass III, 1988, Homeward Bound, 1997.

    Membership

    Member Planetary Society, Habitat National Wildlife Federation, Women in the Arts, Union of Concerned Scientists.

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening, reading, needlepoint, working on autobiography from diaries.

    Connections

    • father: William Clyde Westcott
    • mother: Marjorie (Clark) Westcott
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    Died October 8, 2006
    (aged 87)
    Nationality
    • 1941
      Vassar College
    • 1942
      Katherine Gibbs Secretary School
    • 1942 - 1943
      Clerk, Boston Port Embarkation
    • 1943 - 1945
      secretary, Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1947 - 1949
      secretary, Harvard University
      Sarasota, Florida, United States
    • 1950 - 1952
      secretary, Harvard University
    • 1953 - 1954
      secretary, to John Loveton Los Angeles
    • 1955 - 1960
      secretary, to J. West Architect
      Sarasota, Florida, United States