Eva Greenslit Anderson
Eva Greenslit Anderson was a Washington educator, author, and politician who lived from 1889-1972. Born in Surprise, Nebraska, she married and moved to Chelan, Washington, where she worked as an author, educator and legislator. She served as Washington State Supervisor of Adult Education in 1934. She received a PhD from the University of Washington in 1937 and was named Washington's woman of achievement in 1949. As a politician, Anderson sat in the Washington House of Representatives from 1948 to 1960 as a Republican representative of the 12th district which included Chelan county.
After becoming interested in the history of the Pacific north west region, she published a number of books on local history. Her book Chief Seattle was rated one of the 10 best on native Americans by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Her papers, photos, speeches, newspaper clippings and more are archived at the Central Washington University Archives in Ellensburg, Washington.
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- Biography at Washington state legacy project, accessed 5 August 2012