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Louise Roblee Mccarthy


Louise Roblee Mccarthy, American philanthropist. Recipient Woman of Achievement citation for nat. service St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1955; Ecumenical Woman of Year citation Metropolitan Church Federation Greater St. Louis, 1959; citation for notable achievement and service Bradford Junior College, 1961; citation Women of Press, St. Louis, 1964.


Mccarthy, Louise Roblee was born on October 7, 1888 in St. Louis. Daughter of Joseph H. and Florence (Allen) Roblee.


Graduate Mary Institute, St. Louis, Bradford Academy, Massachusetts. Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, 1912. Doctor of Humanities, Springfield College, 1943.


National director Young Women’s Christian Association of the United States, 1934-1964, honorary director, 1965-1970, vice president, 1949-1955, chairman central region, 1946-1952, vice president-at-large, 1952-1955. Vice president World Young Men’s Christian Association, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955-1959. American member World Young Women’s Christian Association Council, 1949-1963, member Executive Committee, 1948-1959.

Delegate World Young Women’s Christian Association Council, Beirut, Lebanon, 1951, Great Britain, 1955, Mexico, 1959, Denmark, 1963. Delegate membership conference, Whitby, Canada, 1950. Director St. Louis Young Women’s Christian Association, 1953-1970, president, 1938-1940.


Member World Young Women’s Christian Association Council, 1949-1963. Membership conference, Whitby, Canada, 1950. Member National United Service Organizations Corporation, 1941-1947, 51-66.

Member of the Board of Governors United Fund of Greater St. Louis, 1955-1970. Member Missouri committee White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1960. Member Mayor’s Race Relations Commission St. Louis 1943-1949.

Member National Society Colonial Dames American, Missouri History Society, American Association U. Women (president St. Louis 1924-1926), League Women Voters. Clubs: Vassar (past president), Wednesday (honorary), Woman’s (St. Louis).


Married Eugene Ross McCarthy, December 13, 1913. Children: Marjorie (Mistress G. Kenneth Robins), Carol Louise (Mistress H. Richard Duhme, Junior.

Joseph H. Roblee

Florence (Allen) Roblee

Eugene Ross McCarthy

Marjorie Mccarthy (Mistress G. Kenneth Robins)

Carol Louise (Mistress H. Richard Duhme Mccarthy

Jr Mccarthy