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Ruth Williams McDaniel

Ruth Williams McDaniel, American nutritionist, dietitian.


  • McDaniel, Ruth Williams was born on August 1, 1937 in Linden, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Thomas Monroe and Ruby Irene (Supple) Williams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Montevallo, 1960. Master of Science, University Montevallo, 1977. Postgraduate, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1978.


    • Chief dietitian New Vaughan Memorial Hospital, Selma, Alabama, 1960-1963. Clinical dietitian Watts Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, 1963-1964, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, 1964-1966. Renal dietitan University Alabama, Birmingham, 1978-1979, clinical dietitian, instructor, since 1979.

      Head ambulatory care Veterans Administration Hospital, 1979-1993. Clinical diabetic specialist, since 1993. Chairman home economics board advisors University Montevallo (Alabama), 1985-1988.

      Member Home Economic Alumni Advisory Council, since 1989. Chairperson Veterans Administration Medical Center Diabetic Education Committee, 1980-1984, member alcohol rehabilitation committee, 1980-1984. Chairman Patient Health Education Committee, since 1988.


    • Author: Diabetic and Calorie-Restricted Diets, 1981. Contributor reports to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Live-in-a-Landmark Council, Birmingham. Patron Ballet UAB, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Centre Dance Company. Board directors Birmingham Swim League, 1981-1984.

    Member Parents Association Edgewood School Board, 1976-1980, Homewood Middle School, 1976-1979. Active Parent-Teachers Association, Horizon Club. Sunday School teacher Cahaba Valley Church Christ.

    Board visitors Arts and Science University of Montevallo, since 1990, chair fund raising, 1992. Member American Dietetic Association, Birmingham District Dietetic Association (board directors 1981-1982, chairperson education committee 1985-1987, vice president since 1987), Critical Care in Dietetics, American Diabetes Association, Arlington History Society, Delta Kappa Gamma.



    Rug hooking, quilting, cross stitch.


    • Married Huey G. McDaniel, May 25, 1963. Children: Margaret Renée, Huey Barrett, Mischa Ruth, Stephen Thomas.
    • father: Thomas Monroe Williams
    • mother: Ruby Irene (Supple) Williams
    • spouse: Huey G. McDaniel
    • children: Margaret Renée McDaniel
    • Huey Barrett McDaniel
    • Mischa Ruth McDaniel
    • Stephen Thomas McDaniel
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    Born August 1, 1937