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Barbara Ashton Waggoner, American Writer. Scholarship Ford Foundation, 1955, 58; Fulbright Research grant Committee on International Exch. of Scholars, 1990. Leader University of Chicago Great Books Program, Kansas City, Missoury, 1948-1956; pres.LWV, Kansas City, 1953-1956; advisory board member Museum of Anthropology, U. Kansas, Lawrence, since 1985. Member Latin American Studies Association, Caribbean Studies Association Beta Delta.

Background

Waggoner, Barbara Ashton was born on November 1, 1920 in Cleveland. Daughter of Eugene Nelson and Hermion Fisher.

Education

Student, University New Mexico, 1941. Bachelor, Ohio University, 1943. Master of Science in Journalism, University Kansas, 1968.

Career

Assistant to dean evening division, U. Kansas City, Missoury, 1956-1958;assistant director division continuing education, U. Kansas City, Missoury, 1958-1961;acting director, U. Kansas City, Missoury, 1961-1962;assistant director, Latin American seminars, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1964-1968;associate director, Latin American seminars, U. Kansas, 1969-1975;research associate, Center of Latin American Studies, U. Kansas, since 1980. Consultant United States Agency for International Development Contract Dommican Republic, 1966. Guest lecturer Universidad Central, Caracas, Venezuela, 1986, U. Kansas, 1988, Graduate School Education, Harvard University, 1995.

Membership

Leader University Chicago Great Books Program, Kansas City, Missouri, 1948-1956. President League of Women Voters, Kansas City, 1953-1956. Advisory board member Museum of Anthropology, University Kansas, Lawrence, since 1985.

Member Latin American Studies Association, Caribbean Studies Association, Phi Beta Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: horseback riding, swimming, travel, reading, music.

Connections

Married Thomas Edward Ashton Junior, May 28, 1944 (deceased June 1956). Children: Thomas Edward Ashton III, Laura Jennifer Ashton-Lilo. Married George Ruble Waggoner, June 9, 1962 (deceased November 1990).

Stepchildren: Jane Deschner, Margaret Kobler, Sarah Hoffman.

father:
Eugene Nelson

mother:
Hermion Fisher

spouses:
Thomas Edward Ashton Junior

George Ruble Waggoner

children:
Thomas Edward Ashton III Waggoner

Laura Jennifer Ashton-Lilo Waggoner

Jane Deschner Waggoner

Margaret Kobler Waggoner

Sarah Hoffman Waggoner