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Marguerite Courtright Patton

organization executive

Marguerite Courtright Patton, American organization executive. Recipient citation American Red Cross, 1945; Kentucky Colonel; admiral Nebraska Navy; Arkansas Traveler.

Background

Patton, Marguerite Courtright was born on February 5, 1889 in Circleville, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Judge Samuel Wilson and Jennie Rosalthea (Martin) Courtright.

Education

Doctor of Humanities (honorary), Lincoln Memorial U., 1952. Doctor Humane Letters (honorary), American International College.

Career

Member D.A.R. since 1910, 2d vice regent Columbus chapter, 1925-1928, 1st vice regent, 1928-1930, regent, 1930, state librarian, 1937-1941, state vice regent, chairman nat. defense, 1941-1944, state regent, 1944-1947, 1st vice president general, nat. society, 1947-1950, national president general, 1950-1953, honorary president general for life, also national chairman of national defense committee, 1953-1956. Director Freedoms Foundation.

Membership

Member D.A.R. since 1910, 2d vice regent Columbus chapter, 1925-1928, 1st vice regent, 1928-1930, regent, 1930, state librarian, 1937-1941, state vice regent, chairman nat. defense, 1941-1944, state regent, 1944-1947, 1st vice president general, nat. society, 1947-1950, national president general, 1950-1953, honorary president general for life, also national chairman of national defense committee, 1953-1956. Director Freedoms Foundation. Served on Franklin (O.) County Council Defense, World World War II.

Member Columbus Speakers’ Bureau for all bond drives. Member Ohio State Archaeol. and History Society, Franklin County History Society, Daus. Founders and Patriots, Daus.

Colonial Wars, Daus. American Colonists, Huguenot Society, Sons and Daus. Pilgrims, United States Daus. 1812, National Society Arts and Letters, National League American Pen Women.

Connections

Married James B. Patton, July 4, 1911. Children: James Courtright, Robert Miller.

father:
Judge Samuel Wilson Courtright

mother:
Jennie Rosalthea (Martin) Courtright

spouse:
James B. Patton

children:
James Courtright Patton

Robert Miller Patton