Bachelor, Arkansas University, 1947. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1951.
Statistician, Washington, 1942; teacher, New York City Department Education, 1954-1967; president, Chesley Music Corporation/Denton & Haskins Corporation, since 1969. Treasurer Gem Music Corporation.
President Manhattan Business & Professional Women's Club, 1949-1951. President women's auxiliary New York Polyclinic Hospital & Medical School, 1969-1972. Member president's council Finch College, New York City, 1967-1969.
Co-founder Library. of Memory and Mnemonics, University San Marino, Republic of San Marino, McManus-Young Library. of Magic, Library. of Congress, Washington, University Texas, Austin, University California, Berkeley, Library. of Cryptography Houdini History Center, Appleton, Wisconsin, Methodist History and Hymnals Library. John St. Methodist Church, New York City. Co-donor Library. Secular Music, University Illinois, Urbana.
Women's Army Corps United States Army, 1943. Captain signal corps Army of the United States, 1943-1951, retired, inactive research. Member National Education Association, Daughters of the American Revolution (regent New York City chapter), American Society of Composers (member as both composer and publisher), Military Order of World Wars, Order of Lafayette, Huguenot Society, Greater New York University Arkansas Alumni Association (charter), Horticultural Society, Washington Square Art Exhibit, Women's National Republican Club of New York City, Harvard Club New York City (associate).
Married Morris Nathan Young, August 20, 1948. Children: Cheryl Lesley, Charles Chesley.