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Ruth H. Ottaway Sokoloff, musician. member National Committee for Music in Education, National Suprs. Conference; member board National Kindergarten Association, National Council of Women, Henry St. Settlement, National Federation Music; member Executive Board National Council for Opera in America, 1941; Member American Association U. Women, Kappa Alpha Theta, Sigma Alpha Iota.

Background

Sokoloff, Ruth H. Ottaway was born on October 17, 1886 in Howell, Michigan, United States. Daughter of John George and Rosetta (Brumm) Haller.

Education

Museum B., Albion (Michigan) College, 1906. Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1909. Sutdied piano, organ, voice, in Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Career

; 1 son, James Haller. Married second, Nikolai Sokoloff, 1937. Began as pianist and organist in Detroit and Ann Arbor.

President Michigan Federal Music Clubs, 1921-1925. Chairman music National Congress Parents and Teachers, 1927-1929. President National Federation Music Clubs, 1929-1933, and its representative at Anglo-American Music Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1929.

Representative National Council of Women at International Council, Geneva, 1927, president, 1935. Chairman music National Council Women, 1931-1941. Chairman music International Congress of Women, Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1933-1934.

President National Council of Women of the United States, Inc., 1935-1941. Assistant director Federal Music Project, 1935. Chairman Eastern Preview Board for Museum Films, 1935.

Executive chairman National American Artists Contests. Vice chairman Women’s National Radio Committee. Member National Committee for Music in Education, National Suprs.

Conference; secretary Schubert Memorial, 1939-1944. Member board National Kindergarten Association, National Council of Women, Henry St. Settlement, National Federation Music Clubs, Musical Arts Society of La Jolla, 1940. Member Executive Board National Council for Opera in America, 1941.

Chairman publicity National Federation Music Clubs, 1943.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor in chief Music Clubs Magazine, 1929-1933. Writer of pamphlets

    • contributor to mus. journals.

Politics

Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

Views

Language of offensive nature with regard to race, ethnicity or nationality does not indicate the value of each individual and contradicts the teaching of Jesus Christ.

Membership

Member National Committee for Music in Education, National Suprs. Conference; member board National Kindergarten Association, National Council of Women, Henry St. Settlement, National Federation Music. Member Executive Board National Council for Opera in America, 1941.

Member American Association U. Women, Kappa Alpha Theta, Sigma Alpha Iota. Clubs: Port Huron Musicale (founder-president).

Connections

Married Elmer James Ottaway, August 31, 1910 (deceased.; married second, Nikolai Sokoloff, 1937.

father:
John George Haller

mother:
Rosetta (Brumm) Haller

spouses:
Nikolai Sokoloff

Elmer James Ottaway