Journalist. Born– Selma, Ala. Parents– Henry and Mary (Smitherman) Behrendsen. Married– Herbert J. Ward. Education– University of Alabama. Editor, Gammadion (literary magazine), 1925-1927; contributing editor, Yankee Humor, 1926-1927; associate editor, Poetry Forum, 1930-1931; feature writer, Birmingham News, 1932-1933; member, editorial staff, Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs Magazine, 1935-1936. Member– Alabama Writers Conclave, National League of American Pen Women, Poetry Society of Alabama and Birmingham Quill Club. Helped create the post of poet laureate of Alabama; named Poet Laureate of Alabama, 1954-1959, by governor Gordon Sessions.
Who’s Who of American Women.
Historic Homes of Alabama and Their Tradition. Birmingham, Ala; Birmingham Pub. Co., 1935.