Student, Vassar College, 1938. Bachelor, Barnard College, 1940. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Lehman College, 2002.
Writer, editor, United States Treasury, Washington, 1943-1945; editorial assistant, Washington Post, 1945-1946; writer, Tarrytown (New York) Daily News, 1946.
(280 page paperback book about psychiatry.)
Board of directors Barnard College, 1970-1976, African-American Institute, New York City, 1973-1990,Riverdale Mental Health Association, since 1983, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1959-1964, 83-89, Lehman College Foundation, 1983-1990, Ittleson Ctr.for Childhood Research, 1958-1990, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, since 1992. Founder T.L.C.; trained liaison comforter Volunteer Program of Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. Member Authors Guild (nominating committee 1987-1990), Dramatists Guild, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Cosmopolitan Club.
Married Jonathan B. Bingham, September 20, 1939 (deceased July 1986). Children: Sherry B. Downes, Micki B. Esselstyn (deceased 1999), Timothy, Claudia B. Meyers. Married Robert B. Birge, March 28, 1987.
1 stepchild, Robert R.