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Kay Edgerton [Catherine F.] Lenker

Biography

(L2010)

Born in Philadelphia. Received B.A. from Immaculata in 1944. Received certificate of meteorology from MIT in 1945 and M.A. from San Diego State University in 1976. Married Stuart T. Edgerton in 1961. (He died in February 15, 1978.) Married John E. Lenker in January 1980. (He died April 14, 1993.)

Lenker was employed as a meteorologist. She served in the U. S. Naval Reserve 1944 to 1954. With United States Weather Bureau 1955 to 1958. Employed with the Scripps Institute of Oceanography 1958 to 1978. She lived in Japan 1962 to 1965. Employed as consulting meteorologist 1978 to 1981.

She collects "obsolescent" U. S. coins, coins of Japan and coins of Leo the Hogmouth. She has been bourse chairman for San Diego Coinarama 1980 to 1991 and for the Golden State Coin Show 1990 to 1992.

She has served as board member for the California State Numismatic Association. She served as president of the California Exonumists' Society for 1991-1992. Treasurer of the Numismatic Literary Guild after 1985. Received ANA Outstanding District Delegate Award in 1992 and Glenn Smedley memorial Award in 2003.

bio by interview 8/13/91 profile NN”WWH 4/18/1995 (photo)

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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