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Obituary: Charlotte Breckenridge ’49

Charlotte Thomas Breckenridge

Feb 15, 1925 - Oct. 9, 2009

Passed away in San Francisco, after a brief illness. She was born in Roanoke, VA, graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, VA, and from Antioch College, OH, with a BA in Sociology.

In 1947 she married the late James D. Brekenridge. She did graduate work in economics at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and worked as a Research Analyst at the Maryland State Planning Commission, 1955-59. For 25 years she worked as an economist in Washington, at the Commerce Department and at the Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service.

In 1981 Charlotte moved to the city she loved, San Francisco, where she continued to pursue her interests in art, music, politics, urban planning, and cultural studies. She was a dedicated worker in a number of community organizations, especially those concerning the schools and libraries, and for several years operated the Breckenridge Gallery for contemporary California artists.

She is survived by her sister, Sarah T. Clement, of Virginia Beach, VA, and her niece, Maryanna J. Weeks, of Colorado Springs, CO. She is missed and warmly remembered by her friends and colleagues in the Bay Area.