Ruth Smalley

Ruth Smalley was born in Columbia County, Washington, on September 13, 1920. She received a B.A. degree in English and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington State University. Some of Smalley’s major accomplishments include writing a weekly column in the Knoxville News Sentinel for nine years, publishing articles for travel magazines, and writing a series of books on Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, and James K. Polk. Smalley also edited The Good Life Almanac, a project of the Solway community club, and contributed to memoirs by Samuel Sapirie and John Rice Irwin. Ruth Smalley passed away on January 19, 2009, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Books by the Author