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librarian , writer

Irma Reed White, American librarian, writer. Recipient Outstanding Achievement award, Office Price Administration, 1945, Silver medal, Department Commerce, 1964, Creative Communication award, 1965, Excellence in Communications award, Federal Editors Association, 1965-1966, 1970, Oustanding Service award, Cost of Living Council, 1972-1973, Public Service award, Small Business Administration, 1978, International Council Small Business, 1978.


White, Irma Reed was born on March 4, 1897 in Nebraska City. Daughter of Eustace Glen and Martha (Soper) Reed.


Bachelor, University Colorado, 1919. Master of Arts, Radcliffe College, 1926.


Instructor English University Colorado, 1922—1924. Instructor report writing Graduate School Business Administration Harvard University, 1925—1928. Assistant head field section Office Price Administration, editor Washington, 1943—1947.

Public information specialist Bureau Census, 1958—1969. Writer Office Secretary Commerce, 1969—1971, editor series, Do You Know Your Economic ABCs, 1962—1970. Director press room Cost of Living Council, Washington, 1971—1974.

Library firm Mayer, Brown & Platt, since 1975.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of Philanthropic and Educational Organization, National League American Pen Women (National Achievement award), American Newspaper Women's Club, National Press Club, Chi Omega.


Married Wilford L. White, June 12, 1922.

Eustace Glen Reed

Martha (Soper) Reed

Wilford L. White