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Eva Anderson
Best known forState Representative

  Born05/20/1889, Surprise, Butler County, Nebraska, USA
  ParentsWalter Greenslit, Catherine Ammerman
  EducationNebraska Wesleyan University, B.A. (1910), University of Washington, M.A. (1926) and Ph.D. (1937)
  MarriagesLeonard O. Anderson 06/10/1915, Died in 1959
  Death12/15/1972, Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, USA


  • Author. Her book "Chief Seattle" was rated one of the 10 best on Indians by the U.S. Department of the Interior. After a year of touring in Europe, 1957-1958, she wrote "Touring Ten European Countries" and "Inside-Outside the Iron Curtain". Wrote a column periodically about what was happening in the legislature for the Wenatchee Daily World, and in 1961 she became a feature writer for the paper. Was an author of over thirty books.
  • Teacher. Wenatchee High School. 1912.
  • Superintendent. Douglas Country School. 1919-1921.
  • Washington State Supervisor of Adult Education. 1934.
  • State Representative. Republican. 12th District (Chelan County), Washington. 1949 - 1961. 12 year(s). In 1951 chair of Memorials. In 1953 chair of Colleges and Universities. In 1955 chair of Memorials and in 1959 vice chair of Memorials.
  • Outstanding State Women of Achievement Award (1949).
  • State Press Women's Awards (1966,1967,1968).
  • American Association of State and Local History Award.
  • YMCA Pioneer Award (1971).
Affiliations:Allied Arts Council of North Central Washington, Heritage Committee Grange
American Association of Pen Women,
American Association of University Women,
Heritage Society,
Member, Board of Curators, Washington State Historical Society
President, Washington Education Association
Washington State Press Women,
Notes:"Eva Anderson Scholarship" is available in multiple awards to applicants who have graduated from Chelan or Manson High School



Anderson, Eva, “Rootin’-Tootin’ Wild West Days Recalled,” Wenatchee Daily World, August 3, 1966, pg. 7. Anderson, Eva, “Boys Worked Hard in Days of Old Blewett,” Wenatchee Daily World, August 18, 1966, pg. 7. “Eva Anderson Honored,” Wenatchee Daily World, November 22, 1968. “Dr. Eva Anderson, 83, Dies in Wenatchee,” Waterville Empire-Press, December 28, 1972, pg. 1. “Mrs. Andy, A Life of Dedicated Service,” editorial, December 28, 1972, pg. 4. Schuddakopf, Jean Wheeler. Women of Washington, Women’s Involvement in Community Concern—A Washington State History. American Association of University Women, Washington State Division, Gig Harbor, 1977. Ray Moore: An Oral History, interviewed by Sharon Boswell, Washington State Oral History Program, Office of the Secretary of State, 1999. Wilbur Hallauer: An Oral History, interviewed by Thomas Kerr, Washington State Oral History Program, Office of the Secretary of State, 2001. Don Eldridge: An Oral History, interviewed by Anne Kilgannon, Washington State Oral History Program, Office of the Secretary of State, 2005.