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Lura Beam

administrator , educator

Lura Beam, religious organization administrator, educator.


Beam, Lura was born on April 1, 1887 in Marshfield, Maine, United States. Daughter of George Ellery and Nellie Hannah (Berry) Beam.


Student of University of Calif.


Instructor in psychology, Gregory Normal School, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1908-1910. Instructor in education, Le Moyne Normal School, Memphis, Tennessee, 1910-1911. Assistant superintendent education, American Missionary Association, 1911-1919.

With department of education, Interchurch World Movement, 1919. Associate secretary, research in education, Council of Church Bds. of Education, with intermittent studies for Association American Colleges, 1919-1926. Research in education, National Committee on Maternal Health, Inc., 1927-1933, General Education Board, summer 1934.

Chairman commission on fine arts, American Association University Women, from 1926.


  • Other Work

    • Author: A Thousand Marriages (with Robert L. Dickinson), 1931. The Single Woman, 1933. Also numerous pamphlets and articles in mags., giving results of educational surveys.


George Ellery Beam

Nellie Hannah (Berry) Beam