Georgiana Hope Smurthwaite was born in Ogden, Utah in 1888. She received her Bachelor's degree from Utah State College. She moved to Kansas in 1922, and joined Kansas State Agricultural College as an extension nutrition specialist in 1924, and became district home demonstration agent in 1929. Smurthwaite received her Master's degree from Kansas State College in 1931. Her thesis was entitled: "A Suggested Organization of a Foods and Nutrition Program Based upon the Interests and Needs of a Selected Group of Farm Bureau Women." She was a professor and district home demonstration leader, 1937-1955. The Kansas Home Economics Association elected her President in 1938. She attended the War Time Food Management Conference, 1942-1944. Smurthwaite retired in 1958. In her honor Smurthwaite House was named after her in 1961. She died in 1977.
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