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Treva Erdine Kauffman

home economist

Treva Erdine Kauffman, American home economist.


Kauffman, Treva Erdine was born on September 23, 1889 in Osborne, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Theodore and Anna Laura (Hershey) Kauffman.


Graduate faculty Russell Sage College Evening div.


Began as teacher Hamilton (O.) public schools, 1911. Instructor Ohio State University Extension Service, 1913-1915. Organizer of school lunch program in rural and centralized schools of Ohio, 1915-1916.

State leader 4-H Girls Work, 1916-1917. Assistant professor home economics, O. State University, 1917-1920. State supervisor home economics education, Ohio 1918-1920, for New York State Education Department, 1920-1959.

Acting chief, bureau of Home Economics Education, 1944-1947. Executive secretary New York State School Food Service Association, 1962-1964. Sometime member faculties Syracuse University, Cornell University, Columbia, New York University and others.

Member graduate faculty Russell Sage College Evening div., Albany, 1959-1960. Consultant home economics education.


  • Author several books and other items on home economics.


Member White House Conference on Child Health and Protection 1930, President’s Conference on Home Building and Ownership, Washington, District of Columbia, 1931. Member of national committee Household Employment, New York, 1933-1935. Member of advisory board Forecast magazine, 1936-1962.

Member of New York state College Home Economics Council Cornell, 1944-1947. Member National Education Association, World Association for Adult Education, American Home Economic Association, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Kappa Delta Pi, and many other nat., state and local associations and societies in fields of education, home economics, and related items, has served as. Clubs: National Travel (New York).


Theodore Kauffman

Anna Laura (Hershey) Kauffman