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Joan Fowle Miles, American Journalist, writer. Avocations: writing, reading, gardening, working out, theater/dance. F C. Named Outstanding Citizen, Town of Burlington, 1976; Joan F. MIles Library. named in her honor Burlington School Committee, 1986.


Miles, Joan Fowle was born on August 5, 1921 in Woburn, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Donald Adams and Ethel Adelaide (Wallace) Fowle.


Bachelor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1943. Certified in public, Radcliffe College, 1948.


Copy clerk, NBC, New York City, 1943-1944;editorial assistant, Robert St. John, New York City, 1944-1945;community relations consultant, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts, since 1978;director student art project, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, since 1983. Professional services chair Eliot Cmty. Human Superior vena cava syndrome, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1988-1998.

Member legislation action committee Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Newton, Massachusetts, 1994-1998.


  • Avocations: writing, reading, gardening, working out, theater/dance.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Burlington--The Growth Years, 1990, Aftermath-The Last Twenty-Five Years of Burlington History, 1998. Editorial writer Burlington Times Union, 1964-1968.


School building need and sites committee Town of Burlington, 1964-1968. Member Burlington School Committee, 1968-1986, Lahey Clinic Medical Center Community Benefit Initiative Committee, 1996-2002. Founder, president Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation/Dollars for Scholars, 1988-2003.

Moderator United Church of Christ Congrgational, Burlington, 2000-2001.


  • Other Interests

    Writing, reading, gardening, working out, theater/dance.


Married Stephen Lewis Miles, September 8, 1945. Children: Joanna Miles Griffith, Dierdre Miles Burger.

Donald Adams Fowle

Ethel Adelaide (Wallace) Fowle

Stephen Lewis Miles

Joanna Miles Griffith Miles

Dierdre Miles Burger Miles