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Katharine Elkus White

United States diplomat.

Katharine Elkus White, United States diplomat. Member Annual Assay Coin Commission, 1937, 50; Member New Jersey Democratic Committee for Monmouth County, 1940-1964; Member Alumnae Association Vassar College (treasurer 1949-1952), American Association U. Women (treasurer 1950-1953), International Federation University Women (assistant honorary treasurer 1959-1964), General Federation Women’s; Club: Soroptimists.

Background

White, Katharine Elkus was born on November 25, 1906 in New York City. Daughter of Abram Isaac and Gertrude (Mess) Elkus.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, 1928. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Douglass College, Rutgers, 1967.

Career

Mayor, Red Bank, New Jersey, 1950-1956. Chairman New Jersey Highway Authority, 1955-1964. Acting treasurer New Jersey, 1961.

United States ambassador to Denmark, 1964-1968.

Works

  • Authority, 1955-1964. Acting treasurer New Jersey, 1961. United States ambassador to Denmark, 1964-1968.

Membership

Member Annual Assay Coin Commission, 1937, 50. Member New Jersey Democratic Committee for Monmouth County, 1940-1964. Member Alumnae Association Vassar College (treasurer 1949-1952), American Association U. Women (treasurer 1950-1953), International Federation University Women (assistant honorary treasurer 1959-1964), General Federation Women’s.

Club: Soroptimists.

Connections

Married Arthur J. White, October 3, 1929. Children: Lawrence, Frances (Mistress.

father:
Abram Isaac Elkus

mother:
Gertrude (Mess) Elkus

spouse:
Arthur J. White

children:
Lawrence White

Frances (Mrs White