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sculptor , writer

Barbara Liebst Westebbe, American Writer, sculptor. Recipient Citizen of Year award American Legion. Board of directors National Womens Party, 1946-1966; member architectural review board Stafford County Superior vena cava syndrome, Falmouth, Virginia, since 1989; member Fredricksburg Center Creative Arts, since 1990. Member National Education Society, Alpha Zigma Tau.

Background

Westebbe, Barbara Liebst was born on December 8, 1925 in Newton, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Harold Charles and Marie Josiphine (Whitcomb) Liebst.

Education

Student, Kansas State Teachers College, 1945. Graduate, Utrecht (Holland) University, 1954. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1957.

Career

Teacher 8th grade, Deerhead School, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, 1945;illustrator, engineer, Culver Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas, 1946;member Sen. Arthur Capper staff, United States Senate, Washington, 1946-1947;assistant to chairman, National Association Motor Bus Operators, Washington, 1947-1948;office manager to Doctor R. McFarland Human Engineering Department, School Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1949-1951;principal, American H.S., Den Haag, Holland, 1953-1954;editor of Den Haag translations of Den Ramp series, American Academy Sciences, Den Haag, Holland, 1954-1956;writer weekly column, Athens (Greece) Post Newspaper, 1961-1965;founder, director, Life Conservation, Inc., Fredricksburg, Virginia, since 1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group exhibitions at Pierce College, Athens, 1966. Editor (poems under pseudonym Colleen Cody) Federal Poet, 1967-1970. Author poems.

      Writer quarterly column Downs Syndrome Magazine, 1990-1994.

Membership

Board of directors National Womens Party, 1946-1966. Member architectural review board Stafford County Superior vena cava syndrome, Falmouth, Virginia, since 1989. Member Fredricksburg Center Creative Arts, since 1990.

Member National Education Society, Alpha Zigma Tau.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, teaching special artists, pets, sculpting.

Connections

Married Richard Manning Westebbe, December 18, 1947. Children: Mark, Shelly, Bruce, Susy.

father:
Harold Charles Liebst

mother:
Marie Josiphine (Whitcomb) Liebst

spouse:
Richard Manning Westebbe

children:
Mark Westebbe

Shelly Westebbe

Bruce Westebbe

Susy Westebbe