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1933
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Born

July 28th, 1933
Born to Ewell C and Francis Williams in Tyler Texas
1954
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Graduated from college

1954
Austin College, North Grand Avenue, Sherman, TX, USA
BA in Sociology with Highest Honors
1962
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Started a job at Professor of Sociology

1962
St. Lawrence University, Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, USA
1963
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Graduated from graduate school

1963
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
Ph. D Sociology
1967
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Joined the Office of Economic Opportunity as Research Sociologist, Research and Plans Division,

1967
Washington, D.C., USA
1969
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Became Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vassar College

1969
Vassar College, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
1971
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Joined the Rand Corporation as Senior Analyst, Urban Policy Analysis Program Manager

1971
Rand Corporation, Washington DC
1974
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Promoted to Director, Washington Domestic Programs, and Deputy Vice President (first woman Research Division Director at RAND)

1974
RAND Corporation Washington DC
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Got married to Harold Woodson Guthrie (Hal)

1974
Washington DC
1982
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Promoted to Head, Behavioral Sciences Department, RAND (first woman to head a research dept)

1982
Santa Monica, CA, USA
1989
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Became first woman Vice President of RAND

1989
Washington D.C., DC, USA
1993
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Became Special Advisor to The President of RAND

1993
Washington D.C., DC, USA
1996
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Widowed when Hal passed away after 22 very happy years of marriage

September 29th, 1996
2011
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Became a great grandmother, Mia Guthrie

October 6th, 2011
Washington DC
2021
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Passed away

June 26th, 2021
Washington D.C., DC, USA