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Ruth Elizabeth Reuther

Ruth Elizabeth Reuther, American author, retired educator. Named Poet Laureate of Texas, 1987-1988, 20th Century Teacher Texas Retired Teachers, 1988, 1992; named to North Texas Woman's Hall of Fame, 1985.


  • Reuther, Ruth Elizabeth was born on February 27, 1917 in Gainesville, Texas, United States. Daughter of Edwin Jerry and Grace (Patrick) Huffaker.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Gainesville Junior College, 1936. Bachelor of Science, North Texas State College, 1938.


    • Teacher, English Valley View Indiana School, Texas, 1944—1946. Teacher Sam Houston Elementary School, 1957—1958, teacher, reading & literature Wichita Falls, Texas, 1958—1974.



    Christians acting as the salt of the earth and the light of the world have a responsibility to engage their culture, including participating in the political process.


    Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Some personalities are difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to despair. Do not give up on a search of the paths of God, and the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for will be received.


    Member Visual Training Assistants Congress, Fort Worth. Member of National Education Association, Wichita County History Commission, International Reading Association, Texas Poetry Societies, Association Childhood Education, Circus Fans Association America, Texas State Teachers Association, Woman's Forum (Wichita Falls) (president), Poetry Club (Wichita Falls), Order Eastern Star Club, Delta Kappa Gamma (In Print award 1986, 1991, 1993, 1996, Golden Rose award 1996).


    • Married J. R. Reuther, January 26, 1941. 1 child Alma Grace.
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    Born February 27, 1917
    Died May 31, 2004
    (aged 87)
    • 1936
      Gainesville Junior College
    • 1938
      North Texas State College
    • 1944 - 1946
      Texas, United States
    • 1958 - 1974
      teacher, Sam Houston Elementary School
      Texas, United States