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Virginia Veeder Westervelt, American writer. Recipient Honorary Name Grant, American Association of University Women, 1985.

Background

Westervelt, Virginia Veeder was born on September 19, 1914 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Daughter of Eugene W. and Millicent Freelove Veeder.

Education

Bachelor in English, Wellesley College, 1935. Master of Arts in Journalism, Syracuse University, 1961.

Career

Teacher English, New Hartford (New York) High School, 1958-1966;instructor English Department, University Redlands (California), 1967-1975;instructor English department, Hong Kong Baptist College, 1975. Speaker in field.

Works

Membership

Member organizing committee A.K. Smiley Friends Library., Redlands, California. Board member Friends of the Library., Symphony Guild, Redlands. Moderator Community Service award tv series on youth, New York.

Charter member Redlands History Museum. Member National League American Pen Women (president San Bernardino branch, Woman of Achievement 1970, 82, 98), Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, West Virginia Poetry Society, Mountain Valley Writers, Toastmasters.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, music, golf, public speaking, traveling.

Connections

Married Ralph Vincent Westervelt, September 1, 1936 (deceased 1993). Children: Dirck, Deidre Westervelt Meehan.

father:
Eugene W.

mother:
Millicent Freelove Veeder

spouse:
Ralph Vincent Westervelt

children:
Dirck Westervelt

Deidre Westervelt Meehan Westervelt