SMITH, FRANCES SCOTT FITZGERALD, 1921-1986

Biography:

Journalist, political activist. Born– Oct. 26, 1921, in St. Paul, Minn. Parents– Francis Scott Key and Zelda (Sayre) Fitzgerald. Married– Samuel Jackson Lanahan. Children– Three. Married– Grove Smith. Education– Vassar College, B.A., 1942. . Wrote for Washington Post and New York Times; contributed to several periodicals; with her first husband, popular hosts in Washington in the 1950′s and 1960′s; active supporter of charitable causes and the Democratic Party.  moved to Montgomery in 1973 and lived there  the last years of her life. Elected to the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, 1992.  Died June 18, 1986.

Source:

Obituary; Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame website.

Publication(s):

An Alabama Journal. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1976.

Joint_Publication(s):

Don’t Quote Me. New York; Dutton, 1970.

Joint_Editor:

Bits of Paradise. New York; Scribner, 1973.

Romantic Egoists. New York; Scribner, 1974.

Papers:

The papers of Frances Scott Fitzgerald Smith are held by the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.