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Forsee, Corinne, 1892-1969



Corinne Forsee, high school history teacher and author, was born to Albert Forsee and Cora (Maxfield) Forsee of Clinton, Iowa in 1892. She lived with her parents and younger sister, Gladys, in Clinton, until attending the State University of Iowa. Forsee graduated in 1918, and began teaching in Madrid, Iowa shortly thereafter. She returned to Clinton in the 1930s to teach high school history.

Forsee was listed by Who’s Who Among American Women as a teacher and an author of books about American history. She published thirteen books aimed at teachers and students of American history including Human Interest Stories about the Presidents (1954), The U.S. History Activity Book (1959), and The Forgotten Women of History (1963). Forsee’s books were meant largely for use in high school classrooms, but some were written for elementary teachers and students with difficulty reading. Forsee retired from teaching after forty-two years in the classroom. She married Robert Stephenson in 1965 and died in Huntington Beach, California, in 1969.

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Corinne Forsee papers

Identifier: IWA0926

Clinton, Iowa, high school history teacher, and author of social studies books for high school students and teachers.

Dates: 1942-1961