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Wilmot Curnow Hamm Mc Fadden

librarian

Wilmot Curnow Hamm Mc Fadden was American librarian. Named Library of the Year, 1977; recipient National Grolier award, The National Library Week, 1969, Library. Service award, Eagles Auxiliary, 1982, Commendation award, Western Wyoming Community College, 1985, Georgia Shovlain Special Projects award, 1980, Wyoming's Outstanding Library., 1985, Zonta (charter).

Background

Fadden, Wilmot Curnow Hamm Mc was born on October 30, 1919 in Lead, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of William and Ingeborg (Christianson) Curnow.

Education

Student, South Dakota State College, 1938—1941.

Career

Assistant library Rock Springs (Wyoming) Public Library., 1947—1948, head library, 1953—1986. Appointed to mayoral administrative board Rock Springs, from 1987. With State committeewoman Democratic Party, 1952—1974.

State vice chairman, delegate Democratic State Convention, 1970, 1972. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1956, 1964. Advisory board Commission Civil Rights, from 1963.

Treasurer School Board District 4, 1966—1969, clerk district 1, 1969—1977. Board directors State Library., Archives, History Board. Advisory board Western Wyo Community College.

Member Wyoming Citizens Arts, from 1977. Center advisory council Wyoming Community College Commission, 1983—1985, Literacy Committee, 1986, Western Wyoming College Learning Center, Community Fine Arts Board.

Membership

Member of American Library Association, Library. Trustees Association, Wyoming Library. Association (chairman conference 1966, 1970, president 1958-1959, 1972-1973), Mountain Plains (executive board since 1967, president 1972-1973), American Legion Auxiliary, Wyoming School Boards Association (life Commendation award 1979), Federated Woman's Club, Alpha Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Kenneth G. Hamm, January 8, 1944 (divorced 1963). Married John Stinson McFadden, March 1983. 1 child Wilmot Christine.

father:
William Curnow

mother:
Ingeborg (Christianson) Curnow

spouses:
Kenneth G. Hamm

John Stinson McFadden

child:
Wilmot Christine Fadden