Jeannette Augustus Marks (1875-1964) was an American author, lecturer and professor. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she earned her A. B. in 1900 and M. A. in 1903 from Wellesley College. It was here that she met Mary Emma Woolley (1863-1947), then a Wellesley professor, who was to remain her companion for the next fifty years. Marks began writing short stories while a student at Wellesley and continued to write throughout her career. She was professor of English Literature at Mount Holyoke College (1901-1939), and founder and director (1928-1941), of its Laboratory Theatre. She was a member of the National Woman's Party and chairman of the New York State branch, 1942-1947 and a member of the National Women's Party, the first organization to support the Equal Rights Amendment. Her works include: The Cheerful Cricket and Others (1907), Little Busybodies: The Life of Crickets, Ants, Bees, Beetles, and Other Busybodies (with Julia Moody, 1869-? ) (1909), A Girl's Student Days and After (1911), The Family of the Barretts (1938) and The Life and Letters of Mary Emma Woolley (1955).
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