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Erma Batrece Angevine

Erma Batrece Angevine, American writer, genealogist, consultant, researcher. Certified teacher, Kansas. Recipient Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership award National Consumers League, 1995.


  • Angevine, Erma Batrece was born on March 8, 1917 in Moffat, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Silas Bergen and Audrey Erma (Parsons) Miller.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, 1939. Postgraduate, University Kansas, 1945. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1948.

      Postgraduate, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1952.


    • Elementary school library Wichita Public Library., 1939. Relief teacher Kingman County High School, Kingman, Kansas, 1940-1942. Assistant program secretary Kansas District Young Women’s Christian Association, Wichita, 1942-1943.

      Clerk-typist American Red Cross, Chicago, 1943, Employers' Group Insurance Companies, Chicago, 1948-1949. Secretary Alumni Association Office, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1944. Bookkeeper, dispatcher Harris Concrete Company, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1944.

      Bookkeeper, office manager Weaver Construction Company, 1944-1945. Instructor English, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1946-1948. Reporter, departmental secretary Consumers Cooperative Association (now Farmland Industries), Kansas City, 1949-1950, editor employee newsletter, library, 1950-1952.

      Assistant editor, library Cooperative League United States of America (now National Cooperative Business Association), Chicago, 1954-1962. Director women's activities, coordinator association meetings National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Washington, 1962-1968. Executive director Consumer Federation American, 1968-1973.

      Consumer consultant, genealogist, since 1973. Housemother Harmon House, Lawrence, 1946-1947, Henley House, Lawrence, 1947-1948. Member Organizations Advisory Committee, 1969-1973.

      Member consumer concerns committee National Health Council, 1970-1976. Board directors National Cooperative Business Foundation, 1985-1988.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, Kansas.



    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Society of Friends


    Election judge Monee Township, Will County, Illinois, 1953-1960. Campaign worker Paul Douglas for Senator, 1954, 60. Member President's Committee on Consumer Affairs, 1966-1972.

    Board directors Western States Water and Power Consumer Conference, 1968-1974. Member advisory committee Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1969-1973, Conservation Foundation, 1969-1970, Public Broadcasting Environmental Center, 1970, National Health Council, 1970-1976, Federal Power Commission National Power Survey, 1972-1974, Center for Science in Public Interest, 1972-1976. Chairman consumer concerns committee White House Conference on Aging, 1971.

    Member public policy deliberative committee Washington Forum of America University, 1973-1975. Board directors Citizens Committee for Paperwork Reduction, 1978-1979. Board directors National Consumers League, since 1976, president, 1977-1982.

    Volunteer Handley Regional Library. Archives, since 1992. Appeal judge Council Rural Electric Communicators, 1990-1994.

    Fellow National Genealogical Society (vice president 1983-1986, president 1986-1988, director education 1983-1990, Distinguished Service award 1985). Member American Association of University Women, International Society British Genealogy and Family History, National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association, National Cooperative Business Association (life), Friends Handley Library., Friends University Alumni Association.



    Reading, hiking, travel.


    • Married Ralph Allen Smith, December 24, 1939 (divorced January 1951). Married David Walker Angevine, May 24, 1952.
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    Born March 8, 1917
    • 1939
      Friends University
    • 1945
      University Kansas
    • 1948
      University Chicago
    • 1952
      University Missouri
    • 1939
      Elementary school library Wichita Public Library
    • 1940 - 1942
      relief teacher, Kingman County High School
      Kingman, Arizona, United States
    • 1942 - 1943
      assistant, program secretary Kansas District Young Women's Christian Association
      Wichita, Kansas, United States
    • 1943
      clerk-typist American Red Cross
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1944
      secretary, Alumni Association Office
      College Station, Texas, United States
    • 1944
      Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
    • 1944 - 1945
      bookkeeper, Weaver Construction Company
    • 1944 - 1945
      office manager, Weaver Construction Company
    • 1946 - 1948
      instructor, English
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    • 1948 - 1949
      clerk-typist American Red Cross
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1950 - 1952
    • 1954 - 1962
      assistant, editor
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1962 - 1968
      director, association meetings National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
      Washington, United States
    • 1962 - 1968
      coordinator, association meetings National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
      Washington, United States
    • 1968 - 1973
      executive, director Consumer Federation American
    • 1973
      consumer consultant
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