Hale, Ruth (1886–1934)

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Hale, Ruth (1886–1934)

American journalist and women's rights advocate. Born 1886 in Rogersville, TN; died Sept 18, 1934, in New York, NY; dau. of Richard Hale and Annie Riley Hale; attended Hollins Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, and Drexel Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia; m. Heywood Campbell Broun (1888–1939, columnist), June 6, 1917 (div. Nov 17, 1933); children: Heywood Hale Broun (1918–2001, writer and tv commentator).

At 18, became journalist with Hearst Bureau in Washington, DC; served as drama critic and sports writer for The Philadelphia Public Ledger, writer for The New York Times (1915–16); during WWI, was a correspondent for Paris edition of The Chicago Tribune; was on editorial staff of Equal Rights, as drama critic for Vogue and Vanity Fair; founded the Lucy Stone League (1920) which fought on behalf of married women's rights to use their maiden names.

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