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Ann Morrissett Davidon, American writer, activist. Recipient (with Wm. Davidon) Philadelphia SANE award, 1973; MacDowell Colony fellow, 1978; Pennsylvania Arts Council grantee for scriptwriting, 1997.


Davidon, Ann Morrissett was born on August 18, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Irving Archer and Anna Lee (Rogers) M.


Bachelor, University of Chicago, 1947;Master of Arts, Putney Graduate School, 1956.


Teacher English department, Temple University, 1982-1984;teacher English department, Villanova U., 1984-1985;teacher English department, Southern Connecticut State University, 1985-1987;teacher English department, St. Joseph's University, 1989-1990;teacher English department, Community College of Philadelphia, since 1992;teacher English department, Rutgers University, since 1997. English consultant Federal Committee for the Environmental, Prague, 1991-1992. Guest English instructor Charles U., Prague, 1991.

Consultant American Friends Svc. Committee, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Philadelphia, 1970's, 1980's.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Reweaving the Web of Life: Feminism and Nonviolence, 1982, Witness of the Berrigans, 1972. Translator: The Priests of Ancient Egypt, 1960. Author: (plays) Getting Up and Getting Dressed, 1980, The Magnificent Failure, 1962.

      Contributor articles to magazines and newspapers.


Board of directors SANE/Freeze/Act for Peace, Philadelphia, 1993. Executive Committee War Resisters International, Headquarters London, 1970's. Executive Committee War Resisters League, New York City, 1960's, 70's, National Committee War Resisters League, 1995-1998.

National committee Fellowship of Reconciliation, Nyack, New York, 1960's. Member Philadelphia Dramatists Center (founding).


Married William Cooper Davidon (divorced). Children: Ruth Anna, Sarah Lessie.

Irving Archer M.

Anna Lee (Rogers) M.

William Cooper Davidon

Ruth Anna Davidon

Sarah Lessie Davidon