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Barbara Snedeker Bates, American editor, writer. Named to Hall of Fame, Cheltenham High School, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, 1996; recipient Drexel Citation award, 1986. Member of Jenkintown Lyceum (elder since 1980), Philadelphia Childrens Reading Round Table, Children's Book Council (director 1979-1981), Philadelphia Booksellers Association (president 1981).

Background

Bates, Barbara Snedeker was born on April 28, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of R. Cuyler and Dorothy Stow Snedeker (Roberts).

Education

Reporter Times-Chronicle, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 1940-1941. Editor storypapers United Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1941-1944. Editor fiction Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1944-1946.

Editor books for young people, 1967-1985. Freelance writer, Jenkintown, 1946-1967. Lecturer Beaver College, Glenside, Pennsylvania, since 1985, Temple University, Ambler, Pennsylvania, 1992^.

Juvenile editor Walker &Company. New York City, 1985-1990.

Career

Reporter Times-Chronicle, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 1940—1941. Editor story papers United Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1941—1944. Editor fiction Westminster Press, 1944—1946, editor books young people, 1967—1985.

Freelance writer Jenkintown, 1946—1967. Lecturer Beaver College, Glenside, Pennsylvania, from 1985. Juvenile editor Walker & Company, New York City, 1985—1990.

Lecturer Temple University, Ambler, Pennsylvania, from 1992.

Membership

Member of Jenkintown Lyceum (elder since 1980), Philadelphia Childrens Reading Round Table, Children's Book Council (director 1979-1981), Philadelphia Booksellers Association (president 1981).

Connections

Married Frederick Heston Bates, Junior, January 20, 1945;children— Susan Penelope, Stephen Cuyler. Children: Susan Penelope, Stephen Cuyler.

father:
R. Cuyler Bates

mother:
Dorothy Stow Snedeker (Roberts) Bates

spouse:
Frederick Heston Bates

children:
Susan Penelope Bates

Stephen Cuyler Bates