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Helen Muir, American journalist. Recipient award Delta Kappa Gamma, 1960, trustees and friends award Florida Library. Association, 1973, award Council Florida Libraries, 1990, trustee citation American Library Association, 1984, spirit of excellence award, 1988; named to Florida Women's Hall of Fame, 1984, Miami Centennial '96 Women's Hall of Fame; named chairman emeritus Metro-Dade Library. Systems, 1999.

Background

Muir, Helen was born on February 9, 1911 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Daughter of Emmet A. and Helen T. (Flaherty) Lennehan.

Education

Student public schools.

Career

With Yonkers Herald Statesman, 1929-1930, 31-33, New York Evening Post, 1930-1931, New York Evening Journal, 1933-1934, Carl Byoir & Associates, New York City, and Miami, Florida, 1934-1935. Syndicated columnist Universal Svc., Miami, 1935-1938. Columnist Miami Herald, 1941-1942.

Children's book editor, 1949-1956;women's editor Miami Daily News, 1943-1944. Freelance magazine writer, numerous nat. mags., 1944^. Drama critic Miami News, 1960-1965.

Trustee Coconut Grove Library. Association, Friends U. Miami Library., Friends Miami-Dade Public Library. Visiting committee U. Miami Libraries.

Board directors Miami-Dade County Public Library. System; past chairman, member State Library. Advisory Council, 1979-1991, past chairman.

Membership

Trustee Coconut Grove Library. Association, Friends University Miami Library., Friends Miami-Dade Public Library. Visiting committee University Miami Libraries.

Board directors Miami-Dade County Public Library. Systems, chairman emeritus, 1999. Member of American Library Association (named leading library advisory 20th Century), Authors' Guild, Society Women Geographers (meritorious service award 1996, Florida Groups First Woman of World award 2000), Women in Communications (Community Headliner award 1973), Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, Cosmopolitan Club (New York City), Fla.Women's Press Club (award 1963).

Connections

Married William Whalley Muir, January 23, 1936. Children: Mary Muir Burrell, William Torbert.

father:
Emmet A. Lennehan

mother:
Helen T. (Flaherty) Lennehan

spouse:
William Whalley Muir

children:
Mary Muir Burrell Muir

William Torbert Muir