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Jeannette Ethel Hopkins, American book publisher, editor. Louise Hart Van Loon fellow, Vassar College, 1944; recipient Distinguished Alumni award Columbia School Journalism, 1981.


Hopkins, Jeannette Ethel was born on December 7, 1922 in Camden, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Carleton Roper and Gladys Eugenia (Hull) Hopkins.


Bachelor, Vassar College, 1944. Master of Science, Columbia School Journalism, 1945.


Assistant to Sunday editor, New Haven Register, 1945-1946;reporter, Providence Evening Bulletin, 1946-1950;reporter, Oklahoma City Times, 1950-1951;senior editor, Beacon Press, Boston, 1951-1956;senior editor, Harcourt Brace, New York City, 1956-1964;senior editor, Harper & Row, New York City, 1964-1973;vice president, Metropolitan Applied Reserve Center, New York City, 1970-1972;consultant editor, Metropolitan Applied Reserve Center, New York City, 1973-1980, 89-;director, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Connecticut, 1980-1989. Adjunct Professor of English Wesleyan University, 1987-1989, U. N.H., 1989. Proprietor Portsmouth Athenaeum, 1991.



Member council Institute Religion in an Age of Science, 1963-1966, 69-72, 79-83, 88-91. Member board Unitarian United Nations Office, 1977-1980. Member Commission on Appraisal, Unitarian Universalist Association, 1976-1978.

Board directors American Civil Liberties Union, 1970-1979, member national advisory council, since 1986. Board governors Comty. Church New York, 1960-1966, Unitarian-Universalist Church, Portsmouth, 1990-1993, lay minister, 1991-1995.

Trustee South Church Endowment Fund, 1996-1999. Vice president Unitarian Fellowship for Social Justice, 1958-1962. Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild.


Carleton Roper Hopkins

Gladys Eugenia (Hull) Hopkins