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Ruth Lewis Randall was American librarian.

Background

Randall, Ruth Lewis was born on September 4, 1916 in Westport, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Edward Rust and Susan (VanVliet) Lewis.

Education

Bachelor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1938. Master of Library Science, Columbia University, 1939.

Career

Head juvenile department, cataloger Hastings Public Library., Nebraska, 1939-1941. Clerk history section United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1944-1945. President Friends of Martha Washington Library., Fairfax County, Virginia, 1954-1966.

Library Fairfax County Public Library., 1969-1981. Retired, 1981.

Religion

The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

Politics

Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Views

The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.

Membership

Chairman Groveton Travelers, Alexandria, since 1978. Volunteer driver for patients United Community Ministries, Fairfax County, since 1983. Member American Association of University Women (president Mount Vernon chapter 1986), American Association Retired Persons (education secretary Mount Vernon chapter since 1986), United Methodist Women (president 1959-1961), Alpha Gamma Delta (Old Dominion Alumnae club since 1942, president 1955-1956).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, knitting and hand work, theatre, volunteering.

Connections

Married Charles Kyle Randall, November 15, 1941. Children: Judith Louise, Sylvia Joyce Randall Perucci, Susan Elaine Randall Shlaes.

father:
Edward Rust Lewis

mother:
Susan (VanVliet) Lewis

spouse:
Charles Kyle Randall

child:
Judith Louise Randall

child:
Sylvia Joyce Randall Perucci Randall

child:
Susan Elaine Randall Shlaes Randall