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Betty Thompson Babcock, former author, illustrator. Recipient New York Public Library. award, 1949, New York State Teachers award, 1949, Distinguished Service award, New York State School Boards Association, 1969.


Babcock, Betty Thompson was born on September 27, 1900 in New York City. Daughter of Lewis Steenrod and Geraldine Livingston (Morgan) Thompson.


Student, Art Students League, New York City.


Author & illustrator Polo, Horse & Horseman, The Sportsman, New York City, 1931—1940, Horse & Hound, The Field, London, 1932—1939. Illustrator Grolier Club, New York City, 1938. Associate editor Country Life, 1940—1942.

Deputy senior warden Civil Defense, Woodbury, New York. Member New York State Citizens Committee Public Schools, National Committee Support Public Schools. Vice president Central School District 2, Syossett.

With Arts & Skills Corps. American Red Cross, 1942—1945.


Director Brearly School, Home School, Child Study Association. Trustee Board Education, Woodbury. Honorary hunt secretary Meadow Brook Hounds, 1939—1942.

Candidate, delegate State Constitution. Member of Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association (executive committee), National Forest Association, Society of Friends, American Nus Natural History, National Audubon Society, Colony Club (past governor).


Married Richard Franklin Babcock, February 7, 1920 (divorced August 1942). Children: Betsy, Alice Woodward(deceased), Anne, Geraldine.

Lewis Steenrod Thompson

Geraldine Livingston (Morgan) Thompson

Richard Franklin Babcock

Betsy Babcock

Alice Woodward Babcock (deceased)

Anne Babcock

Geraldine Babcock