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environmental activist , Interior decorator

Ruth Batchelder Alexander, American interior designer, conservationist. Recipient award Lynn Young Men’s Christian Association, 1955, Massachusetts Audubon Society, 1981, Merrimac River Valley Watershed, 1981, citation Bradford College, 1986; environmental recipient Sol Feinstone award State University of New York College Environmental Sciences and Forestry, Syracuse, 1990, Art Longard award, Gulf of Maine Council on the Environment, 1999.

Background

Alexander, Ruth Batchelder was born on April 15, 1904 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of George Prescott and Blanche Eliza (Tuttle) Batchelder.

Education

Commercial design diploma, Massachusetts Normal Art School, 1925.

Career

Understudy, Allen Hall Company, Boston, 1925-1931; proprietor interior decorating company, Boston, 1931-1967; proprietor interior decorating company, Nahant, Massachusetts, 1967-1969; proprietor interior decorating company, Rowley, Massachusetts, 1969-1974.

Achievements

  • Avocation: birding. F C.

Membership

Board of directors Massachusetts Audubon Society, 1938-1963, Merrimack River Valley Council, 1980-1981. Organizer Parent-Teachers Association, Nahant, 1948. Nahant branch Lynn Young Men’s Christian Association, 1950.

Trustee, board directors Essex County Greenbelt Association, 1961-1984, vice president, 1978-1979. Founder, chairman Nahant Conservation Commission, 1962-1969. Secretary Rowley Conservation Commission, 1971-1977.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Birding.

Connections

Married Donald Child Alexander, May 10, 1941. Children: Donald Gilbert, Ruth.

father:
George Prescott Batchelder

mother:
Blanche Eliza (Tuttle) Batchelder

spouse:
Donald Child Alexander

child:
Donald Gilbert Alexander

child:
Ruth Alexander