Litchfield, Mary Morrill

Mary Morrill
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Mary Morrill Litchfield
  • Mary Morrill Litchfield Public Administration Scholarship endowed in her memory
  • United States Department of State information specialist in Washington and Indonesia from her graduation until 1956

Mary Morrill Litchfield graduated from the University Of Kansas with a degree in Political Science in 1946. While at KU she served as the editor of the Jayhawker as well as the University Daily Kansan. She went on to serve her country as an information specialist for the United States Department of State from her graduation until 1956. She was stationed in Washington as well as in Indonesia where she was often recognized by the press as “the most popular American in Indonesia.”  Upon leaving Djakarta, Indonesia in 1956 she returned to the United States and married Dr. Edward H. Litchfield, then chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Mary Morrill Litchfield’s promising life was cut short in March of 1968 when she, her two sons, husband, and mother in law all perished in a deadly plane crash over Lake Michigan. Her family, all KU graduates, endowed the Mary Morrill Litchfield Public Administration Scholarship in her memory. 

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