Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 1934

Straightened up the house today.

Louise Stanley
Louise Stanley - 1883-1954

With a Ph.D in biochemistry, Stanley worked as a home economics instructor
at the University of Missouri from 1907 to 1911 and as chairwoman of the home
economics department from 1911 to 1923, when she was appointed Chief of the
National Bureau of Home Economics for the United States Department of
Agriculture. While serving in this position, she directed the first national farm
housing survey, which contributed to the establishment of programs to improve
rural living.

Throughout her life, Stanley was a memober of the Food and Nutrition Board of
the National Research Council. She was appointed to the American Standards
Association, making her the first woman to hold an official USDA position. A
National Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee, Stanley Hall at MU was named for her.

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