Nebraska Authors

Ethel Syford

Born 1880-08-05 Lancaster County, NE (USA)

Died 1955-11-03
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Buried
Lincoln, NE (USA)
Wyuka Cemetery

Eldest daughter of DeWitt and Amanda Syford, Ethel Syford was born on a farm in Lancaster County, Nebraska. She attended public schools and college in Lincoln, Nebraska before moving to New York, then to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a career as a concert pianist. Ethel was hired to be a music critic for the Boston Herald. Ethel published many poems and became associate editor of the New England Magazine. Syford then became involved in politics, campaigning for Calvin Coolidge and working for the United States Government. In her retirement years, Ethel returned to Lincoln, Nebraska where she died.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Boston, MA
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry

Keywords

Economic Data; Folklore; Poetry

Education

High School Diploma, Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Music Degree, 1903, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Performance Degree, 1906, University Conservatory of Music, Lincoln, NE

Occupation

Concert Pianist
Piano Teacher
Writer
Editor
Expert Economic Editor
Speaker

Places Worked

Lincoln Matinee Musicals
National Industrial Conference Board
Republican National Committee
U.S. Tariff Commission

Honors

In 1928, Calvin Coolidge personally recommended her for an appointment as an Economic Expert with the United States Tariff Commission

Associations

Women's Republican Club of New York City, Co-founder
Republican National Committee

Bibliography

Poetry published in Old New England Magazine
Music Critic Reviews published in the Boston Herald

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