Andrus, Ethel Percy
- Karen L. Graves
Andrus, Ethel Percy (21 September 1884–13 July 1967), educator and founder of the National Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons, was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of George Wallace Andrus, a lawyer, and Lucretia Frances Duke. After the births of Ethel and her sister Maud, the family moved to Illinois to enable her father to study advanced law at the University of Chicago. Influenced by her parents, Ethel developed a love and respect for learning that would mark both stages of her career....