Ethel Andrus (1884 – 1967)

She graduated from Austin High School in Chicago at the age of 15. She received a bachelor’s in Philosophy from the University of Chicago at the age of 19, and received her masters and doctorate degrees from USC. She was the first woman high school principal in the state of California and was the founder of the National Retired Teachers Association in 1956 and then extended it in 1958 to create the AARP.

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