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Sarah Blanton Folsom

educator , state official

Sarah Blanton Folsom, American educator, state official. award, 1964. Member American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Business and Professional Women, American Association U. Women, National Education Association.

Background

Folsom, Sarah Blanton was born on October 22, 1915 in Notasulga, Alabama, United States. Daughter of E. E. and Bessie May (Lanier) Blanton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Judson College, 1936, Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), 1966. Master of Science Auburn U., 1941. Honorary Doctor of Laws, 1966.

Career

Teacher schools, Alabama, 1936-1943. Superintendent schools Yavapai County, Arizona, 1953-1964. Superintendent public instruction State of Arizona, 1965-1969.

Named Methodist Woman of Year, Prescott, Arizona. Recipient Outstanding Citizen award, 1964.

Membership

Member American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Business and Professional Women, American Association U. Women, National Education Association. Clubs: Federated Women’s, Prescott Junior Monday (president), Prescott Garden (president).

Connections

Married Douglas Lawrence Folsom Junior, August 10, 1940. Children: Douglas Lawrence III, James Blanton.

father:
E. E. Blanton

mother:
Bessie May (Lanier) Blanton

spouse:
Douglas Lawrence Folsom Junior

children:
Douglas Lawrence III Folsom

James Blanton Folsom