Student, New Jersey College Women, 1930. Bachelor of Fine Arts, American Institute Graphic Arts, New York University.
Reporter, advertising manager Metuchen recorder, New Jersey, 1933—1935. Special writer Albuquerque Tribune, 1936. Reporter Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1963—1970, environmental writer, from 1970, environmental columnist, from 1971.
Environmental advisor Conservation Alliance Bucks County, Doylestown, from 1970. Chairman Citizens Advisory Committee on General Government, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1957—1959. Founder member Dobbs Ferry Committee Selection School Board Candidates, 1955—1958.
Charter member Bucks County Council Arts, Doylestown, 1973—1981.
Member of Bucks County Council Arts, Pennsylvania Women's Press Association (First Place award 1976).
Married Joseph Frank Schaffhausen, April 3, 1936 (deceased). Children: Eric Platt, Caroline Chandler Schaffhausen Tyrrell.