Bachelor in English, Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, 1935.
Editor journal. consumers division United States Department Labor, Washington, 1935-1936. Author: (with others) Conversations in Japan, 1967. Author: (short stories) New World Writing, 1955, Southwest Review, 1958, University Kansas City Review, 1959.
Contributor articles to professional journals.
Married David Riesman, July 15, 1936. Children: Paul (deceased), Jennie, Lucy, Michael.