White, Helen Constance
- Diane Long Hoeveler
White, Helen Constance (26 November 1896–07 June 1967), novelist and educator, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of John White, a railroad clerk and civil servant, and Mary Josephine King. When White was five years old the family moved from New Haven to Boston, and White attended Girl’s High School and then Radcliffe College, where she received her B.A. in three years and her M.A. in the following year (1917). White then spent two years teaching at Smith College before deciding to pursue the Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She completed her studies, receiving the Ph.D. in 1924, and quickly published her doctoral dissertation as ...