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Louise Pettigrew Couper

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Louise Pettigrew Couper, American librarian. Recipient citation Medical and Surgical Faculty State Maryland, citation for community service Maryland Governor, citation American Cancer Society.

Background

Couper, Louise Pettigrew was born on August 17, 1892 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Robert and Mary A. (Webster) Pettigrew.

Education

Registered Nurse, Good Samaritan Hospital Nurses Training School, 1910. Student, Columbia University, 1916.

Career

Insdl. nurse, 1914-1915. Chief clerk Maryland Veterans Commission, 1932-1940. Teacher Colgate School, Baltimore County, 1944-1946.

Supervisor elections for Baltimore County, 1946-1950. Librarian State of Maryland, 1950-1968.

Membership

Chairperson Baltimore County district American Cance Society, from 1948. Member Human Relations Commission, from 1969, later commissioner Served as nurse American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919. Member Navy Mothers, Daughters American (past president Baltimore), Business and Professional Women's Club, Alexander Hamilton Club (president Baltimore), Dundalk Club (Maryland), Consolidated Club (president).

Connections

Married Samuel Couper, August 26, 1919 (deceased December 18, 1972). Children: Robert W.S. (deceased), Jack Edward (deceased).

father:
Robert Pettigrew

mother:
Mary A. (Webster) Pettigrew

spouse:
Samuel Couper

children:
Robert W.S. Couper (deceased)

Jack Edward Couper (deceased)