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Ruth Jenkins ’24

Ruth Jenkins ’24, April 6, 1998, in La Jolla, California. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1925, she did graduate work at Mills College and the University of Puget Sound, which awarded her an LHD in 1952. She taught history and math in Eugene, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; and Honolulu, Hawaii. She worked as her father’s secretary and summer camp director when he was bishop of Nevada, and on his retirement, she became headmistress of the Annie Wright Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. From 1963 to 1971, she was headmistress of the Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California. She acted as consultant for several independent schools and served on the Scripps Hospital Board.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1998

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