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Louise Pettigrew Couper

Louise Pettigrew Couper, American librarian. Recipient citation Medical and Surgical Faculty State Maryland, citation for community service Maryland Governor, citation American Cancer Society.

Background

  • Couper, Louise Pettigrew was born on August 17, 1892 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Robert and Mary A. (Webster) Pettigrew.

  • Education

    • Registered Nurse, Good Samaritan Hospital Nurses Training School, 1910. Student, Columbia University, 1916.

    Career

    • Insdl. nurse, 1914-1915. Chief clerk Maryland Veterans Commission, 1932-1940. Teacher Colgate School, Baltimore County, 1944-1946.

      Supervisor elections for Baltimore County, 1946-1950. Librarian State of Maryland, 1950-1968.

    Membership

    Chairperson Baltimore County district American Cance Society, from 1948. Member Human Relations Commission, from 1969, later commissioner Served as nurse American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919. Member Navy Mothers, Daughters American (past president Baltimore), Business and Professional Women's Club, Alexander Hamilton Club (president Baltimore), Dundalk Club (Maryland), Consolidated Club (president).

    Connections

    • Married Samuel Couper, August 26, 1919 (deceased December 18, 1972). Children: Robert W.S. (deceased), Jack Edward (deceased).
    • father: Robert Pettigrew
    • mother: Mary A. (Webster) Pettigrew
    • spouse: Samuel Couper
    • children: Robert W.S. Couper (deceased)
    • Jack Edward Couper (deceased)
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    Born August 17, 1892
    Nationality
    • 1910
      Good Samaritan Hospital Nurses Training School
    • 1916
      Columbia University
    • 1914 - 1915
      Insdl. nurse
    • 1932 - 1940
      chief clerk, Maryland Veterans Commission
    • 1944 - 1946
      teacher, Colgate School
    • 1946 - 1950
      supervisor elections for Baltimore County
    • 1950 - 1968
      librarian State of Maryland