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Ruth Cheney Streeter (1895-1990)
Courtesy, Special Collections/ University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Streeter lived most of her adult life in Morristown where she was active in civic affairs. She was serving as the first woman president of the Morris County Welfare Board when she was appointed director of the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve in 1943. In 1947, after returning to civilian life, she was a member of the New Jersey Constitutional Convention.


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