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Woodruff, Anna M.

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  • 1844-

Anna M. Woodruff was born in Hartford, Ohio on July 28, 1844. She prepared for college in the public schools of Newton and Grinnell, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa College with the class of 1868. Her teaching career began in Newton public schools 1868-1877. Later, she taught in both Bozemen and Helena, Montana. She received an Iowa State certificate in 1871 and a Montana Life Diploma in June of 1895.

Paul H. Appleby

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  • 1891-1963

Paul H. Appleby, journalist, public servant, and educator was born on a farm in Greene County, Missouri in 1891. The son of a minister, his family moved frequently, living in Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa. He attended high school in Newton, Iowa and graduated from Grinnell College in 1913. While at Grinnell, he met his wife Ruth (class of 1913). After graduating from Grinnell College, Paul H. Appleby went to the state of Washington and worked on a fruit farm for a short time. He then went on to publish weekly newspapers in Montana, Minnesota, and Iowa. Paul was the editor of Iowa Magazine in Waterloo from 1920 to 1924. The four years following that saw him as an editorial writer for the Des Moines Register and Tribune. In 1928 he moved to Virginia and published the News-Journal in Radford and the News Messenger in Christiansburg. In 1933, Paul H. Appleby became Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture, Henry A. Wallace. By 1940 he was the Undersecretary of Agriculture and in 1944 he became Assistant Director of the Budget for the United States. He left Washington DC to work for the radio station KIRO, returned to Washington DC and left again, this time to become the dean of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He made several trips to India as a consultant with the Ford Foundation and in 1955 returned to political life by serving as Budget Director for the State of New York. He retired in 1957, but remained active in his role as a consultant to India and published several articles. 

Paul and Ruth Appleby had three children and they also all attended Grinnell College: Margaret Matilda Appleby, class of 1939, Mary Ellen Appleby class of 1942 (married John E. Sarbaugh, class of 1941) and Loring Thomas Appleby class of 1949 (married Doris Lucille Chambers, class of 1952). Loring and Doris’s son, Paul Harry Appleby, graduated from Grinnell College in 1974.

Many of Paul’s siblings also attended Grinnell—Erma Appleby graduated in 1908, Frank B. Appleby graduated in 1916 (married Jerene C. Reaver ex-1916) and Velma Appleby graduated in 1922. One other sister, Una Appleby Stewart was three years older than Paul and went to Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, but was an Instructor in Speech at Grinnell College during 1919-1921. Please also see the family tree at the end of this finding aid.

Loren Foster Berry

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  • -1900

Reverend Loren Foster Berry of Ottumwa, IA was a trustee of Grinnell College from 1894 until his death in 1900. He moved from Ottumwa, IA to Chicago, IL in the last year of his life. After his death, his wife taught Mathematics at the Grinnell Academy and was the Dean of Ladies until 1906.

Louis Hartson

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After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in 1908 and the Ph. D. from Clark University in 1911, Louis Hartson taught psychology at Grinnell College 1911-1923 and at Oberlin 1923-52. He recorded his memories of these years in 1973 and 1973. This collection consists of the 1976 record of his Grinnell experiences; the first typescript was edited and prepared by Margaret Kiesel, a Grinnell graduate and family friend. A bound copy of Memoirs 1904-19 and Reminiscences and Records [1905-69], which includes a bibliography of Hartson’s writings, is in the College Archives.

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