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Emily Morison Beck

Born: c. 1916
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 28-Mar-2004
Location of death: Canton, MA
Cause of death: Kidney failure

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Editor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Editor of Bartlett's Quotations

Modernized the publication, producing the 13th through 15th editions (1955, 1968, 1980), removing "members of the Crappy Poetry Society", the long winded nature poems typical of early 20th century editions of Bartlett's.

Father: Samuel Eliot Morison (USN Rear Admiral and historian, d. 1976)
Mother: Elizabeth Greene Shaw
Sister: Catharine Cooper (of Islington, England)
Husband: Brooks Beck (m. 1946, three children)
Son: Cameron W. Beck
Son: Gordon M. Beck
Daughter: Emily M. Beck

    University: Oxford University
    University: Radcliffe College (1937)

    Phi Beta Kappa Society


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