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Helen Woodard Atwater

home economist.

Helen Woodard Atwater, American home economist. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science:; Club: Women’s National Press (Washington, District of Columbia).

Background

Atwater, Helen Woodard was born on May 29, 1876 in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Wilbur Olin (professor of chemistry, Wesleyan University, Connecticut) and Marcia (Woodard) A.

Education

B.L., Smith College, 1897, Doctor of Science, 1943.

Career

Was editorial assistant to father, an investigator in problems of human nutrition. Member scientific staff Office of Home Economics, Department of Agriculture, 1909-1923. Editor Journal of Home Economics, 1923-1941.

Executive department chairman of food production and home economics of Woman’s Committee Council of National Defense. Chairman Women’s Joint Congressional Committee, 1926-1928.

Works

  • Author of United States Department of Agriculture bulletins, magazine articles and other publications on nutrition and home economics.

Membership

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science:. Club: Women’s National Press (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

father:
Wilbur Olin Atwater