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Haskell, Ruth Sibley, 1884-1973
Ruth Sibley Haskell (1884-1973), W1906, G1917, served as president of the Association of Tufts Alumni for two years. She was married to life trustee Harold C. Haskell, H1944.
Born in 1884 in Spencer, Massachusetts, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Simmons College. From Tufts, she also attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1906 and a Master of Arts degree in 1917.She was an assistant at the Massachusetts Woman's Suffrage Association following graduation. Haskell was active in the Alumni Association at Tufts and in the woman's division of the American Institute of Banking. She also served as president of the Junior Board of Delaware Hospital and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Haskell died on January 12, 1973 in Rockland, Maine.
The Haskell family established scholarships at Tufts to meet the needs of students from Delaware, Maine, and Massachusetts.
In 1965, Haskell Hall, originally a Jackson College dormitory, was named in honor of Harold and Ruth Haskell.
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