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Irene Frances Ketchum, American library supporter. Certified municipal clerk. Named Sagamore of the Wabash, 1996, Fraternalist of Year, Fraternal Congress, 2002.

Background

Ketchum, Irene Frances was born on January 19, 1914 in Hammond, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Peter H. and Theresa C. (Weis) Young.

Education

Graduated from the high school, Hammond, 1932.

Career

Managing editor, Herald Newspapers, Gary, Indiana, 1950-1955;clerk-treasurer, Town of Highland, Indiana, 1956-1979;trustee, board secretary, Lake County Public Library., Merrillville, Indiana, 1980-1995;past trustee, since 1995;president, 1995.

Achievements

  • Avocations: community service volunteer, reading, traveling F C.

Membership

KActive Indiana State Library. Advisory Committee, Indianapolis, 1988-1990. Treasurer HighlandCmty.

Events Council, since 1975. President Highland Women's Democratic Club, 1978. Auditor Highland Democratic Club, since 1980.

Member Friends of Indiana Libraries, Friends of Lake County Public Library., Lake County Public Library. Foundation; Member International Institute Municipal Clerks., Indiana League Municipal Clerks. and Treasurer (associate, treasurer, secretary, vice president, president 1967-1968), Altrusa International of Calumet Area, Inc., Girl Scouts United States of America (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Community service volunteer, reading, travel.

Connections

Married Alden W. Ketchum, September 17, 1936 (deceased 1973). 1 child, William H.

father:
Peter H. Young

mother:
Theresa C. (Weis) Young

spouse:
Alden W. Ketchum

child:
William H. Ketchum