Leadership in 1956–57

David Treat

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 David B. Treat, a much-loved pioneer in family life education, became NCFR’s 14th president. For 26 years, he had directed the Clara Elizabeth Fund for Maternal Health in Flint, MI. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to California.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The following is an excerpt from Treat‘s Presidential Address:

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The dream of those who brought the National Council into being was to share the offering of many disciplines and many professions in the creation of a movement to strengthen families of America whenever and however they need help. Let all of us who are concerned with people and their families throw our hearty support behind the family movement which the NCFR is challenged to lead. There is no other comparable organization in the United States. We have a unique position. We can render unique service. With your help we can, we must move forward.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Ruth Hathaway Jewson had been hired as the Executive Officer of NCFR, and Treat ensured that she was given support.  She and her husband Vance and family were intertwined with NCFR in the next 28 years and beyond.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 In the first few years, when her youngest child was small, Ruth worked part time. Later, her job became a full-time position.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 On August 10, 1957, NCFR’s first president, Paul Sayre, one of the organization’s three founders, died at the age of 65. He had been a beloved and loyal member for many years.


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