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Ruth Mehrtens Galvin, American writer. Recipient Smith College medal, 1974; Robert T. Morse Writers award American Psychiatric Association, 1978; O'Reilly-Conway medal The Pilot, 1982; Page One award for excellence in journalism New York Newspaper Guild, 1985; TIME-Duke University fellow, 1980. Trustee Boston Athenaeum, since 1987, Smith College, 1987-1992. Member Massachusetts History Society, National Association Science Writers.

Background

Galvin, Ruth Mehrtens was born on January 14, 1922 in New Haven. Daughter of Behrend and Pauline Clara (Gademann) Mehrtens.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Smith College, 1942.

Career

Letters correspondent, Life magazine, 1945-1946;researcher, then contributing editor, Time magazine, 1946-1951;United States and Canadian correspondent, then chief, Boston bureau Time-Life, 1951-1966;foreign correspondent, Londonthen national correspondent, Time magazine, 1966-1974;senior correspondent, Time magazine, 1974-1985. Advising committee Graduate Program Management, Simmons College, Boston, 1975-1977.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editorial board: Smith Alumnae Quarterly, 1968-1970.

Membership

Trustee Boston Athenaeum, since 1987, Smith College, 1987-1992. Member Massachusetts History Society, National Association Science Writers.

Connections

Married Roderick Allen McManigal, September 9, 1947 (divorced). Married John Thomas Galvin, April 20, 1968.

father:
Behrend Mehrtens

mother:
Pauline Clara (Gademann) Mehrtens

spouses:
Roderick Allen McManigal

John Thomas Galvin