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Name: Mason, Florence (1896-unknown)

Historical Note: Florence Mason (unknown Maiden name) was born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin on August 31, 1896.  She received her B. A. from the University of Wisconsin. in 1921.  Mason worked in the library, Extension Division, University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1919 to 1926.  In 1929 Mason became a librarian at American Standards Association in New York and worked there until she took a job as librarian at the Consumers Union in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1939.  She married Alphonso Linwood Mason on February 12, 1949.  Mason stopped being a librarian in 1959 when she took the assistant to director position at Consumers Union.  In 1961 she became assistant to the President of International Origanization of Consumers Union (IOCU), The Hague, Netherlands.  In 1963, Mason was appointed IOCU special correspondent to the United Nations.

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