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0585. Robert Francis Whitton Meader (1908 - ) Gender: M
Born: 1908

0585. Robert Francis Whitton Meader (1908 - )
Robert Francis Whitton Meader, son of Frederick E. Meader (1872-1944) [0479] and Sarah Whitton (1875-1927), was born January 12, 1908. He graduated from Middlebury College, where he compiled and edited a Meader genealogy. For 25 years he was a teacher of Latin and English, the last 12 of them as assistant professor at Susquehanna University at Selinsgrove, PA. In 1959 he became Director of the Shaker Museum in Old Chatham, NY. He was a prolific writer of articles and studies on many scholarly subjects, and of two books on Shaker furniture and small crafts. He was not married. He retired in 1976.
He was the inspiration, stimulus and first President of the Meader Family Association.