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Marjorie Woodyard-Smith Davison

Marjorie Woodyard-Smith Davison, American artist, magazine writer. Member American Association of University Women, Daughters of the American Revolution, American Association Women, Foreign Languages Clubs.

Background

  • Davison, Marjorie Woodyard-Smith was born on November 24, 1919 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Harry French and Laura Gertrude (Woodyard) Smith.

  • Education

    • Degree in journalism, advertising (honorary), Marshal University, 1938. Student, Ohio State University, 1941. Student, West Virginia State University School Fine Arts, 1941.

    Career

    • Advertising artist Monte Little Advertising Company, Huntington, West Virginia, 1937-1938. Advertising layout designer, editor Huntington (West Virginia) Public Company, 1937-1938. Surgical illustrator Children's Orthopaedics Hospital, Huntington, 1938.

      Journalist, calligrapher Ohio State University, Franklin University, Columbus, 1938-1940, architectural engineer, 1940-1941. Printer, engraver F. & R. Lazarus Company, 1942-1947. Magazine advertising artist Madamoiselle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Atlantic Monthly magazines, 1942-1947.

      Artist, advertising manager Daily News, 1943-1945. Journalist, citizen dispatcher F. & R. Lazarus Company, Cincinnati, 1950-1952. Painted murals for various schools and churches in Greenville, North Carolina and in Cincinnati.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member American Association of University Women, Daughters of the American Revolution, American Association Women, Foreign Languages Clubs.

    Personality

    Interests

    Choir singing.

    Connections

    • Married Frank Lorrain Davison Junior, February 27, 1943 (deceased October 1966). Children: Marjorie Lorraine Davison II, Frank Lorrain Davison III.
    • father: Harry French Smith
    • mother: Laura Gertrude (Woodyard) Smith
    • spouse: Frank Lorrain Davison Junior
    • children: Marjorie Lorraine Davison II Davison
    • Frank Lorrain Davison III Davison
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    Died July 14, 2005
    (aged 85)
    Nationality
    • 1938
      advertising (honorary)
    • 1941
      Ohio State University
    • 1941
      West Virginia State University School Fine Arts
    • 1937 - 1938
      Advertising artist, Monte Little Advertising Company
      Huntington, West Virginia, United States
    • 1937 - 1938
      advertising layout designer
    • 1938
      surgical illustrator Children's Orthopaedics Hospital
      Huntington, West Virginia, United States
    • 1938 - 1940
      journalist
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1942 - 1947
      magazine advertising artist, Madamoiselle
      Vogüé, Rhone-Alpes, France
    • 1942 - 1947
      printer
    • 1943 - 1945
      artist, Daily News
    • 1943 - 1945
      advertising manager, Daily News
    • 1950 - 1952
      journalist
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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