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Blythe Foote Finke, American freelance writer. Board dirs National Council Women of United States of America; Member Overseas Press Club American, National Press Club, American Society Journalists and Authors, Council Writers Organizations, Travel Journalists Guild, Women in Communications.

Background

Finke, Blythe Foote was born on November 24, 1922 in Pasadena, California, United States. Daughter of Robert Ordway Foote and Blythe (Crawford) Mendenhall.

Education

Bachelor in Business, Woodbury College, 1942. Bachelor in International Relations, University California, Berkeley, 1946.

Career

Secretary, administrative clerk, Union Oil Corporation, Los Angeles, 1942-1944;administrative secretary, United States Foreign Svc., Vienna, Austria, 1947-1949;in-house editor, Shell Oil Corporation, Long Beach, California, 1950-1951;assistant information officer United States Information Agency, American Embassy, Ankara, Turkey, 1951-1953;information officer, American Embassy, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Federal Republic Germany, 1953-1958;director public relations, Brooklyn Public Library., 1958-1960;editor, writer, United Nations correspondent, United States Information Agency, New York City, 1962-1983;freelance writer, since 1983. Writer in field; convenor migration committee International Council of Women, Paris, 1989-1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 15 books on international relations, womens issues, biographies, and topics of our times. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board dirs National Council Women of United States of America. Member Overseas Press Club American, National Press Club, American Society Journalists and Authors, Council Writers Organizations, Travel Journalists Guild, Women in Communications.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: traveling.

Connections

Married John G.W. Finke, November 15, 1958.

father:
Robert Ordway Foote Mendenhall

mother:
Blythe (Crawford) Mendenhall

spouse:
John G.W. Finke