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Edith Maslin Ronne

Edith Maslin Ronne, American writer. Achievements include being the first American woman to land in Antarctica, 1946. Recipient medal for Antarctic Exploration, United States Department Defense, award United States Board on Geographic Names, 1948, Special Achievement award George Washington University, 1989, Achievement awards for College Scientists.

Background

  • Ronne, Edith Maslin was born on October 13, 1919 in Baltimore. Daughter of Charles Jackson and Elizabeth Viola (Parlett) Maslin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History and English, George Washington University, 1940.

    Career

    • With National Geographic Society, Washington, 1940-1941. Information specialist United States Department State, 1941-1947. Historian and correspondent Antarctic Research Expedn.

      N. American Newspaper Alliance, 1947-1948, correspondent, 1962, 71. Writer, lecturer on Anarctic affairs Bethesda, Maryland, 1948—2009.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include being the first American woman to land in Antarctica, 1946.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Active Welcome to Washington, 1983, Salvation Army, Washington, 1976. Fellow Explorers Club. Member Society Woman Geographers (president 1978-1981, membership chairman 1987-1990), National Society Arts and Letters (vice president 1981-1983).

    Columbian Women of George Washington University.

    Personality

    Interests

    Swimming, skiing, tennis, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Finn Ronne (deceased 1980). 1 child, Karen Ronne Tupek.
    • father: Charles Jackson Maslin
    • mother: Elizabeth Viola (Parlett) Maslin
    • spouse: Finn Ronne
    • child: Karen Ronne Tupek Ronne
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    Born October 13, 1919
    Died June 14, 2009
    (aged 89)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      George Washington University
    • 1940 - 1941
      With National Geographic Society
      Washington, United States
    • 1941 - 1947
      information specialist, United States Department State
    • 1947 - 1948
      historian and correspondent Antarctic Research Expedn. N. American Newspaper Alliance
    • 1948 - 2009
      writer, on Anarctic affairs Bethesda
      Maryland, United States
    • 1948 - 2009
      lecturer, on Anarctic affairs Bethesda
      Maryland, United States
    • 1962
      historian and correspondent Antarctic Research Expedn. N. American Newspaper Alliance