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Ruth Marcus Patt

Ruth Marcus Patt, American archivist, writer. Named Woman of Year, Jewish Federation, Raritan Valley, 1980; recipient Lehman award, Israel Bond Committee, Raritan Valley, New Jersey, 1970, Medal, Rutgers University, 1980, award of recognition, New Jersey History Commission, 1980.


  • Patt, Ruth Marcus was born on September 29, 1919 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Joseph David and Bessie Sarah (Laurie) Marcus.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1940.


    • Psychiatric social worker Marlboro State Hospital, New Jersey, 1940—1942.


    • Author: The Jewish Scene in New Jersey's Raritan Valley: 1698-1948, 1977. Author: (editor) Tercentennial Lectures, 1982. Author: The Jewish Experience at Rutgers, 1987.


    Member community advisory board University Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, since 1980. Tercentennial general chairman City of New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1979—1982. New Brunswick Tercentennial chairman Middlesex County, 1983.

    Member of Douglass Alumnae Association, Jewish History Society Central Jersey (founder, president 1977-1985), Hadassah Club (New Brunswick, New Jersey) 1952-1956.



    History, tennis, golf.


    • Married Milton S. Patt, March 22, 1942. Children: Richard A., Steven L.
    • father: Joseph David Marcus
    • mother: Bessie Sarah (Laurie) Marcus
    • spouse: Milton S. Patt
    • children: Richard A. Patt
    • Steven L. Patt
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    • 1940
      Douglass College
    • 1940 - 1942
      Psychiatric social worker, Marlboro State Hospital
      New Jersey, United States