Mary Livingston Ripley
|Mary Livingston Ripley|
Mary and Dillon Ripley (front row, right), 1976 in India
New York City
|Died||April 15, 1996
Mary Moncrieffe Livingston Ripley (1914 – April 15, 1996) was an U.S. horticulturist, entomologist, photographer, and scientific collector.
She worked in a clerical position for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. She met Sidney Dillon Ripley, who were both working for the OSS, while stationed in Sri Lanka (then:Ceylon). They married in 1949. They had three daughters, Julie Dillon Miller, Rosemary L. Ripley, and Sylvia McNeill Addison. She also accompanied her husband on ornithological and entomological expeditions to India, Bhutan, Indonesia and Irian Jaya.
Ripley's work of organising volunteers led to the creation of the Smithsonian Institutions Women's Committee.
Ripley died in Litchfield, Connecticut.
- Honorary life member of the Smithsonian's Women's Committee, 1983
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