Nash, Ruth Cowan, 1901-

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Journalist Ruth (Cowan) Nash was born in Salt Lake City and attended the University of Texas. Beginning as a weekend movie reviewer, Nash became a reporter for the San Antonio Evening News, and also wrote free lance, using the name Baldwin Cowan, for The Houston Chronicle and other papers. She worked for United Press for several months in 1929 but was fired when UP found out she was a woman. As a reporter for the Associated Press, she was in Chicago for ten years before joining the Washington press corps in 1940. She was one of the first women accredited as a U.S. Army war correspondent, and served overseas for the AP from January 1943 until May 1945. After retiring from AP in 1956, she married Bradley D. Nash, U.S. undersecretary of commerce and later mayor of Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Nash worked as a public relations consultant for the Republican National Committee, and as a confidential administrative assistant to Bertha Atkins at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1958-1961). She was president of the Women's National Press Club (1947-1948) and was a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (1958-1961). Nash died in Harper's Ferry in 1993.

From the description of [Award ceremony] [videorecording]. 1950-03-10. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122506678

Journalist Ruth (Cowan) Nash was born in Salt Lake City and attended the University of Texas. Beginning as a weekend movie reviewer, Nash became a reporter for the San Antonio Evening News, and also wrote free lance, using the name Baldwin Cowan, for The Houston Chronicle and other papers. She worked for United Press for several months in 1929 but was fired when UP found out she was a woman. As a reporter for the Associated Press, she was based in Chicago for ten years before joining the Washington press corps in 1940. She was one of the first women accredited as a U.S. Army war correspondent, and served overseas for the AP from January 1943 until May 1945. After retiring from AP in 1956, she married Bradley D. Nash, U.S. undersecretary of commerce and later mayor of Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Nash worked as a public relations consultant for the Republican National Committee, and as a confidential administrative assistant to Bertha Atkins at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1958-1961). She was president of the Women's National Press Club (1947-1948) and was a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (1958-1961). Nash died in Harper's Ferry in 1993.

From the description of Papers, 1905-1990 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008273

From the description of Papers: Series I-IV, 1905-1990 (inclusive) [microform]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008810

From the description of Papers: Series V-VII, 1935-1979 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008811

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creatorOf Nash, Ruth Cowan, 1901-. Papers, 1905-1990 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Washington Press Club Foundation. Washington Press Club Foundation oral history interviews, 1990s [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Nash, Ruth Cowan, 1901-. Papers: Series V-VII, 1935-1979 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Women in Journalism Oral History Project. Interview transcripts, 1988-1994 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Nash, Ruth Cowan, 1901-. Papers: Series I-IV, 1905-1990 (inclusive) [microform]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Nash, Ruth Cowan, 1901-. [Award ceremony] [videorecording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Albert, Irene. person
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associatedWith American Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith Arne, Sigrid. person
associatedWith Associated Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Beale, William L., Jr. person
associatedWith Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982. person
associatedWith Bolton, Frances Payne Bingham, 1885-1977. person
associatedWith Bonnier, Tora. person
associatedWith Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981. person
associatedWith Bunnelle, Robert. person
associatedWith Coe, Richard L. person
associatedWith Cooper, Kent, 1880-1965. person
associatedWith Cowan, Ida Baldwin, 1865-1944. person
associatedWith Davis, Robert. person
associatedWith Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971. person
associatedWith Dierks, Barry. person
associatedWith Dunnigan, Alice Allison, 1906-1983. person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Estill, Alice King. person
associatedWith Federal Council on the Aging (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fleeson, Doris. person
associatedWith Forrestal, James, 1892-1949. person
associatedWith Fry, Grace. person
associatedWith Furman, Bess, 1894-1969. person
associatedWith Gingras, Angèle de Tranaltes. person
associatedWith Gould, Alan J. person
associatedWith Gray, Gordon. person
associatedWith Gulick, Carol Moffett. person
associatedWith Hackler, Victor. person
associatedWith Hager, Alice Rogers. person
associatedWith Hall, Nana. person
associatedWith Harlow, Bryce L., 1949- person
associatedWith Harwell, Coleman. person
associatedWith Helm, Edith. person
associatedWith Herrick, Genevieve Forbes. person
associatedWith Hickok, Lorena A. person
associatedWith Hope, Pauline. person
associatedWith Horak, Henriette. person
associatedWith Hornaday, Mary. person
associatedWith Hoskins, Samuel. person
associatedWith Howard, Katherine Graham, 1898- person
associatedWith Jagger, Claude A. person
associatedWith Jones, Gladys Moon. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Edward. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009. person
associatedWith Kernodle, Margaret. person
associatedWith Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987. person
associatedWith Landon, Margaret Fleming. person
associatedWith Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith Louchheim, Katie, 1903- person
associatedWith MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Mackie, Albert David, 1904- person
associatedWith Mannon, Virginia M. person
associatedWith Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959. person
associatedWith May, Geraldine P. person
associatedWith McKee, Rose. person
associatedWith McLaughlin, Kathleen. person
associatedWith Mesta, Perle Skirvin, 1891- person
associatedWith Miller, Helen Hill, 1899- person
associatedWith Miller, Paul, 1906- person
associatedWith Morgan, Gwen. person
associatedWith Morse, True D. person
associatedWith Murrow, Edward R. person
associatedWith Nash, Bradley De Lamater, 1900- person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Nordness, Ned. person
associatedWith Norton, Mary Theresa, 1875-1959. person
associatedWith Overseas Press Club of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Parks, F. L. person
associatedWith Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965. person
associatedWith Pohlman, Millie. person
associatedWith Prewett, Virginia. person
associatedWith Price, Byron, 1891- person
associatedWith Pyle, Ernie, 1900-1945. person
associatedWith Randolph, Jennings, 1902-1998. person
associatedWith Reavis, Hazel. person
associatedWith Republican National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Shepard, Lily Lykes. person
associatedWith Simons, Frieda Hennock, 1904-1960. person
associatedWith Smith, Helena Huntington. person
associatedWith Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995. person
associatedWith Smith, Walter Bedell, 1895-1961. person
associatedWith Solomon, Gladis. person
associatedWith Starzel, Frank J. person
associatedWith Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907-2001. person
associatedWith Stearns, Jessie. person
associatedWith Ström, Else. person
associatedWith Thompson, Malvina, 1893-1953. person
associatedWith Truman, Bess Wallace. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith Truman, Margaret, 1924-2008. person
associatedWith United Press Associations. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Women's Army Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve. corporateBody
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associatedWith Welsh, Estelle. person
associatedWith Westlake, William. person
associatedWith West, Rebecca, 1892-1983. person
associatedWith Wheaton, Anne. person
associatedWith White House Conference on Aging (1961 : Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith White House Conference on Children and Youth (1960 : Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wickens, Aryness Joy, 1901- person
associatedWith Women in Journalism Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Press Club of London. corporateBody
associatedWith Young, Marjorie W. (Marjorie Willis), 1902- person
associatedWith Zirbes, Laura, 1884-1967. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Southern States
Texas
Washington (D.C.)
Subject
Women journalists
Public relations and politics
Journalists--Correspondence
Aging
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Foreign correspondents
World War, 1939-1945--Journalists
Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.--Women
War correspondents
Women and journalism
Sex discrimination against women
Reporters and reporting
Journalism--Societies, etc
Feature stories
Motion picture journalism
Women
Regional planning
Parents--Death
Journalists--Biography
Occupation
Journalists
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