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Ruth Mehrtens Galvin

Ruth Mehrtens Galvin, American writer. Recipient Smith College medal, 1974; Robert T. Morse Writers award American Psychiatric Association, 1978; O'Reilly-Conway medal The Pilot, 1982; Page One award for excellence in journalism New York Newspaper Guild, 1985; TIME-Duke University fellow, 1980. Trustee Boston Athenaeum, since 1987, Smith College, 1987-1992. Member Massachusetts History Society, National Association Science Writers.

Background

  • Galvin, Ruth Mehrtens was born on January 14, 1922 in New Haven. Daughter of Behrend and Pauline Clara (Gademann) Mehrtens.

  • Education

    • AB, Smith College, 1942.

    Career

    • Letters correspondent Life magazine, 1945-1946. Researcher, then contributing editor Time magazine, 1946-1951. United States and Canadian correspondent, then chief Boston bureau Time-Life, 1951-1966.

      Foreign correspondent London. Then national correspondent Time magazine, 1966-1974, senior correspondent, 1974-1985. Advisory committee Graduate Program Management, Simmons College, Boston, 1975-1977.

    Works

    • Editorial board: Smith Alumnae Quarterly, 1968-1970.

    Membership

    Trustee Boston Athenaeum, since 1987, Smith College, 1987-1992. Member Massachusetts History Society, National Association Science Writers.

    Connections

    • Married Roderick Allen McManigal, September 9, 1947 (divorced). Married John Thomas Galvin, April 20, 1968.
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    Born January 14, 1922
    Died October 23, 2002
    (aged 80)
    • 1942
      Smith College
    • 1945 - 1946
      Letters correspondent Life magazine
    • 1946 - 1951
      researcher
    • 1951 - 1966
      United States and Canadian correspondent