Nebraska Authors

Dorcas Cavett

AKA: Dorcas Esther Crawford, Dr. Dorcas Cavett

Born 1916-07-01 Alliance, NE (USA)

Died 2007-09-08
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
First Plymouth Church Columbarium

The first female Marine, Dorcas Cavett served in WWII and marched in Franklin D. Roosevelt's funeral procession. After the war, she dedicated her life to teaching and, in a letter to the editor in 1984, Dorcas Crawford Cavett wrote: “To become an authentic teacher, one must have intelligence, character, ability, imagination and energy.”
She is the stepmother of Dick Cavett.

Places Lived

Alliance, NE
Chadron, NE
Lincoln, NE
Snyder, NE
Des Moines, IA

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction




Television personality and educator

Places Worked

United States Marines
Bancroft School
Nebraska Educational Television (NET)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Cavett Elementary School, Lincoln, NE, was named in honor of Alva and Dorcas Cavett, 1995


Step-mother of Dick Cavett


My First 81 Years. 1999.

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