Arne, Sigrid (1894–1973)

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Arne, Sigrid (1894–1973)

Swedish-American journalist. Name variations: Sigrid Holmquist; adopted Sigrid Arne as a pen name. Born Sigrid Holmquist in New York City, possibly April 6, 1894; died, possibly in Feb 1973 in Manistique, Michigan; dau. of Magnus Holmquist (manufacturer) and Hulda (Larson) Holmquist; University of Michigan, BA, 1922.

As a journalist, wrote stories about local issues and causes for newspapers in Cleveland, Oklahoma and Detroit; joined the staff of the Washington bureau of the Associated Press (1932); began working as a roving reporter for the AP (1941), which led to her analysis of the UN in her book The United Nations Primer (1945); served as president of American News Women's Club (1950–51).

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