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Martha B. Lucas Pate


Martha B. Lucas Pate, American educator. award United Nations Secretariat and Sweet Briar College, 1975; award Georgetown University Alumni Assn.


Pate, Martha B. Lucas was born on November 27, 1912 in Louisville. Daughter of Robert H. and Gertrude (Lasch) Lucas.


Student, Vassar College, 1931-1932. Students U. Richmond, Va. Student affairs com; student affairs com.


Dean Radcliffe College, 1944-1946. Director office of university and coll. General ops; delegate United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Preparatory Conf.


  • Author: (with others) Religious Faith and World Culture, 1951. Lecturer on (with others) education, philosophy and world affairs. Board of directors New York Metropolitan committee United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, 1972-1983, incorporator nat. committee, 1975-1983.

    Board regents Georgetown University, 1974-1975, board directors, 1975-1983, vice Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1979-1983. Also board representative to Medical Center. Trustee New York Medical College, 1967-1983, chairman educational policies committee, 1974-1983, chairman academic and student affairs committee, 1975-1983.

    Trustee Fund for Peace, 1967-1983, chairman nominations committee, member Executive Committee, postdoctoral fellowship committee, audit committee. Trustee New York School Psychiatry, 1971-1983, Chairman of Commission goals and academic programs. Trustee Fund for Theological Education, Inc., 1969-1978.

    Board directors Westchester Medical Center Foundation, 1969-1983, Young Women’s Christian Association, Richmond, Virginia. Trustee Long Island U., 1969-1983, chairman academic policies committee, 1970-1983, student affairs committee, audit committee. Trustee Pierce College, Athens, Greece, 1962-1969, chairman academic affairs committee, 1962-1969, honorary trustee, 1969-1983.

    Alumnae trustee Goucher College, 1968-1971. Chairman university and colls. committee board directors Ralph Bunch Memorial Project, 1976-1983. Trustee St. Stephen’s School in Rome, 1977-1983, member nominations committee, 1978-1983.

    Member of commission on accreditation Association Theological Schools United States and Canada, 1978-1983. Board advisory Institute for Study World Politics, 1977-1983. Board advisory Center for Defense Information, 1979-1983, member finance planning committee.

    Board advisory Global Perspectives in Education, 1978-1983. Decorated chevalier French Legion of Honor. Recipient George Washington University Alumni Citation, 1947.

    United Nations International Women’s Year award United Nations Secretariat and Sweet Briar College, 1975. Patrick Healy award Georgetown University Alumni Association, 1981.


Member nat. selections committee for Fulbright Scholarships, 1948-1950. Member Advisory Council for Junior Year in France, 1947-1950. Member board directors Association American Colls., 1949-1950.

Member of advisory council on health careers United Hospital Fund. Member United States National Advisory Commision on International Edition and Cultural Affairs, 1970-1973, National Committee on United States-China Relations, 1971-1983. Member selection panel for foreign service officers United States Information Agency, 1973.

Member of commission accrediting Association Theological Schools United States and Canada, since 1978.; Fellow Society Values in Higher Education (director 1976-1983). Member American Philosophical Association, National Institute Social Sciences, Council on Religion and International Affairs (director 1968-1977, chairman 60th anniversary committee 1970-1974), Academy Religion and Mental Health, Academy Political Science, New Dramatists Society (director Chairman of Commission on university projects), Phi Beta Kappa (Bicentennial fellow 1976, associate 1977).

Clubs: Faculty (New Haven).


Married Maurice Pate, October 1961 (deceased.

Robert H. Lucas

Gertrude (Lasch) Lucas

Maurice Pate