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Dorothy Andrews Elston Kabis

Biography

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Attended Maryville (TN) College. Married Russell Ransom Elston in 1936. They were divorced in 1960. Married Walter Lawrence Kabis September 17, 1970. Owned and operated a nursery farm in Delaware.

Served on board of directors for the National Federation of Republican Women after 1954, on the executive committee after 1956 and as president 1963 to 1968. She was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1956 and 1960. Member of the advisory board for the New York World's Fair 1964 to 1965. She had a coin collection inherited from her father.

Appointed Treasurer of the United States serving May 8, 1969, to July 3, 1971. As Dorothy Andrews Elston, her signature appears on Legal Tender Notes, series of 1966-A and Federal Reserve Notes, series of 1969. As Dorothy Andrews Kabis her signature appears on FRN, series of 1969-A and 1969-B.

She died in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

bio: WWAW 72-73; CW-NM 3/13/95

obit: CW 7/21/1971 (photo); NNW 7/20/71; NYT 7/4/71

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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