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Ruth Lewis Randall

Ruth Lewis Randall was American librarian.

Background

  • Randall, Ruth Lewis was born on September 4, 1916 in Westport, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Edward Rust and Susan (VanVliet) Lewis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1938. Master of Library Science, Columbia University, 1939.

    Career

    • Head juvenile department, cataloger Hastings Public Library., Nebraska, 1939-1941. Clerk history section United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1944-1945. President Friends of Martha Washington Library., Fairfax County, Virginia, 1954-1966.

      Library Fairfax County Public Library., 1969-1981. Retired, 1981.

    Politics

    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.

    Membership

    Chairman Groveton Travelers, Alexandria, since 1978. Volunteer driver for patients United Community Ministries, Fairfax County, since 1983. Member American Association of University Women (president Mount Vernon chapter 1986), American Association Retired Persons (education secretary Mount Vernon chapter since 1986), United Methodist Women (president 1959-1961), Alpha Gamma Delta (Old Dominion Alumnae club since 1942, president 1955-1956).

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, knitting and hand work, theater, volunteering.

    Connections

    • Married Charles Kyle Randall, November 15, 1941. Children: Judith Louise, Sylvia Joyce Randall Perucci, Susan Elaine Randall Shlaes.
    • father: Edward Rust Lewis
    • mother: Susan (VanVliet) Lewis
    • spouse: Charles Kyle Randall
    • children: Judith Louise Randall
    • Sylvia Joyce Randall Perucci Randall
    • Susan Elaine Randall Shlaes Randall
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    Born September 4, 1916
    Nationality
    • 1938
      Nebraska Wesleyan University
    • 1939
      Columbia University
    • 1939 - 1941
      Head, juvenile department
      Nebraska, United States
    • 1944 - 1945
      clerk, history section United States Department of Agriculture
      Washington, United States
    • 1954 - 1966
      president, Friends of Martha Washington Library
      Virginia, United States
    • 1969 - 1981
      library Fairfax County Pub Library
    • 1981
      retired