Bachelor of Science cum laude, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1947. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1948.
Law editor Commerce Clearing House, Chicago, 1948. Instructor history University Illinois, 1949-1951, instructor extension program Waukegan, 1960-1967. Instructor history Waukegan Schools, 1960-1969.
Original faculty, professor western civilization, political science College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois, 1969-1992. Member Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society. Member Hospitality Information Service for Diplomatic Residents and Families affiliate Meridian International Center.
Speaker in field.
Member Economic Development Committee, Waukegan, 1992-1993. Working with homeless through Samaritans of Greater Washington area, 2000-2002. Member American Association of University Women (president Waukegan chapter 1955-1957, scholarship named for her 1985, program co-chair McLean chapter 1997-2000), League of Women Voters (charter, vice president Waukegan chapter), National Press Club District of Columbia, Northwestern University Alumni Washington (board directors).
Married Robert M. Yaffe, October 1949 (deceased 1959). Children: David, Steven. Married Norman G. Rickard, June 1968 (deceased 1988).
1 stepson, Douglas.