Student, Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, Virginia. Bachelor, Agnes Scott College, 1959.
Secretary National Council Jewish Women, New York City, 1977-1979. President National Mental Health Association, 1980-1982. Trustee emeritus Randolph Macon Women's College, 1988-1998, 99.
Honorary trustee Museum Arts And Design. Chairman American Craft Council, 1989-1992, honorary chairman, 1992-1994, honorary trustee, since 1994. Board directors Rosalynn Carter Institute, since 1990, National Council Medicine Emory University, 1990-1995.
Trustee Virginia Museum of Fine Art., 1992-1996, High Museum Fine Art, 1972-1992, American Craft Museum, since 1999. Board regents University System of Georgia, 1993-1997. Advisory board Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 1998-2010.
Board directors Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies, since 1999. Trustee Society for the Four Arts, since 2003, Preservation Society of Palm Beach, since 2004.
Married Edward Elliott Elson, August 24, 1957. Children: Charles Myer, Louis Goodman, Harry World World War II Student Randolph-Macon Women"s College.