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Margaret Louise Coit

Margaret Louise Coit, American writer. Breadloaf fellow Breadloaf Writers Conference, 1948; Book award of National Council of Women United States, 1958; named vice admiral Confederate Navy of the United States. Moderator West Newbury Town Meeting; secretary West Newbury Republican Town Committee; Member Society of America Historians, American History Association, National Arts Club of New York City, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Coit, Margaret Louise was born on May 30, 1919 in Norwich, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Archa Willoughby and Grace (Leland) Coit.

  • Education

    • AB (Weil scholar), University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1941. Doctor of Letters, Woman's College, 1959.

    Career

    • With Lawrence (Massachusetts) Daily Eagle, 1941, Newburyport (Massachusetts) Daily News, 1944, Haverhill (Massachusetts) Gazette, 1946. Book reviewer Greensboro Daily News, Boston Globe, New York Times, New York Post, Saturday Review, etc. Member staff University New Hampshire Writers Conference, 1950-1963, University Colorado Writers Conference, since 1958.

      Author-in-residence Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1954. Professor Fairleigh Dicksinson University, 1955-1984. Professor Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1973-1975.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Moderator West Newbury Town Meeting. Secretary West Newbury Republican Town Committee. Member Society of America Historians, American History Association, National Arts Club of New York City, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Albert E. Elwell, January 28, 1978 (deceased).
    • father: Archa Willoughby Coit
    • mother: Grace (Leland) Coit
    • spouse: Albert E. Elwell
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    Nationality
    • 1941
      University North Carolina
    • 1959
      Woman's College
    • 1941
      With Lawrence (Massachusetts) Daily Eagle
    • 1944
      With Lawrence (Massachusetts) Daily Eagle
    • 1946
      With Lawrence (Massachusetts) Daily Eagle
    • 1954
      author, -in-residence Fairleigh Dickinson University
      Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
    • 1955 - 1984
      professor, Fairleigh Dicksinson University
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