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poet

Virginia Elinor Neumann Bates, American poet. Recipient Grand prize award World of Poetry, 1979, 3d prize, 1988, Human Rights Commission Individual Achieve. award, 1983, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom award, 1990, Women's Hall of Fame, 2005. Founder Howard County Peace Action Community, Maryland, 1968; member Grandmothers for Peace, Columbia, Maryland; Member Howard County Art Guild.

Background

Bates, Virginia Elinor Neumann was born on March 7, 1925 in Baltimore. Daughter of William August and Elinor Martha Hermiene (Bienemann) Neumann.

Education

Bachelor in Literature, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1946. Postgraduate in labor relations, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1947. Postgraduate in philosophy, University Baltimore, 1948.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor poems to professional publications including Baltimore Scene Magazine.

Membership

Founder Howard County Peace Action Community, Maryland, 1968. Member Grandmothers for Peace, Columbia, Maryland. Member Howard County Art Guild.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: painting, reading, landscaping, writing.

Connections

Married Abraham Bates, October 7 1950. Children: William Alexander Bates, Victoria Elizabeth Bates Levy.

father:
William August Neumann

mother:
Elinor Martha Hermiene (Bienemann) Neumann

spouse:
October 7 1950

children:
William Alexander Bates

Victoria Elizabeth Bates Levy Bates