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Edith Maslin Ronne, American writer. Achievements include being the first American woman to land in Antarctica, 1946. Recipient medal for Antarctic Exploration, United States Department Defense, award United States Board on Geographic Names, 1948, Special Achievement award George Washington University, 1989, Achievement awards for College Scientists.

Background

Ronne, Edith Maslin was born on October 13, 1919 in Baltimore. Daughter of Charles Jackson and Elizabeth Viola (Parlett) Maslin.

Education

Bachelor in History and English, George Washington University, 1940; student, College of Wooster, Ohio, 1936-1938.

Career

With, National Geographic Society, Washington, 1940-1941; information specialist, Department State, Washington, 1941-1947; historian and correspondent Antarctic Research Expedn., N. American Newspaper Alliance, 1947-1948; correspondent, N. American Newspaper Alliance, 1962, 71; writer, lecturer on Anarctic affairs, Bethesda, Maryland., since 1948.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being the first American woman to land in Antarctica, 1946.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Active Welcome to Washington, since 1983, Salvation Army, Washington, since 1976. Fellow Explorers Club. Member Society Woman Geographers (president 1978-1981, membership chairman 1987-1990), National Society Arts and Letters (vice president 1981-1983).

Columbian Women of George Washington University.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, skiing, tennis, reading.

Connections

Married Finn Ronne (deceased 1980). 1 child, Karen Ronne Tupek.

father:
Charles Jackson Maslin

mother:
Elizabeth Viola (Parlett) Maslin

spouse:
Finn Ronne

child:
Karen Ronne Tupek Ronne