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History educator

Suzanne Leath Hamner was American history educator. Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellow, Princeton, New Jersey, 1961-1962; Tulane University scholar, 1962-1964.


Hamner, Suzanne Leath was born on February 29, 1940 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Daughter of Roland Martin and Mabel Lois (Hall) Leath.


Bachelor summa cum laude, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1961. Master of Arts, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1964.


Teaching assistant, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1963-1964, 65-66;instructor history College Liberal Arts, Northea. U., Boston, 1966-1971;lecturer history University College, Northea. U., Boston, 1972-1973, 74-75;lecturer history College Arts and Sciences and University College, College Arts and Sciences, Boston, since 1985.

Senior lecturer U. College, since 1985.


  • Other Work

    • Contributing editor Reclaiming Our Global Heritage, Volunteer I and Volunteer II, 1990.


Member advisory committee Follow Through Program, Cambridge (Massachusetts) School Department, 1977-1979. Treasurer, vice president advisory board Parents Association, Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, 1980-1986. Clerk, board directors, advisory board Cambridge Civic Association, 1976-1995.

Treasurer Alice Wolf Election Committee, City Council, Cambridge, 1979-1996. Advisor Wolf Campaign for State Republican, 1996, 98. Overseer Handel and Haydn Society, Boston, since 1989.

Trustee Chorus pro Musica, 1993-1995. Advisory committee Memorial Church, Harvard University, 1992-1994. Vice co-chair leadership committee United Way Cambridge, 1997, co-chair, 1998-2001, committee 1997-2009.

Incorporator The Cambridge Homes, since 1999, board dirs, since 2004, vice president, 2005-2007, since 2008. Member grants committee Memorial Church, Harvard University, 1998-2000. Reader Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, since 2002.

Member American History Association, New England History Association, Massachusetts History Society, Cambridge Club (president 2005-2006), Phi Alpha Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, reading, travel, politics.


Married W. Easley Hamner, June 18, 1961. Children: Janine Suzanne, Michael Edward.

Roland Martin Leath

Mabel Lois (Hall) Leath

W. Easley Hamner

Janine Suzanne Hamner

Michael Edward Hamner