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  • ID: I066505
  • Name: Ruth STAFFORD
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 10 SEP 1906 in Fonda, Iowa
  • Reference Number: 66505
  • Note:
    The daughter of a minister, Ruth Stafford was born in Fonda, Iowa, on September 10, 1906. She is the mother of three children: Margaret Peale Everett, Dr. John Stafford Peale, Elizabeth Peale Allen. Mrs. Peale graduated from Syracuse University and taught mathematics before her marriage in 1930.

    Although Ruth Stafford Peale worked closely with her husband in all aspects of his ministry, she also has established a separate identity as a religious leader, public speaker and author. Because of her dynamic spiritual achievements, Mrs. Peale has been a great influence to millions and has made many contributions to religion in America.

    She is co-founder, publisher and chairman of the board of Guideposts. She is a member of the board of directors of American Bible Society, Interchurch Center, Blanton-Peale Institute, and Laymen's National Bible Committee.

    Mrs. Peale has written numerous articles appearing in Reader's Digest, Woman's Day and Saturday Evening Post. She is the author of Secrets of Staying in Love (1984), published by Thomas Nelson, and A Lifetime of Positive Thinking (2001), published by Guideposts.

    Among other distinctions, Mrs. Peale was the first woman president of the National Board of North American Missions of the Reformed Church in America, and the first woman chairman of the Planning and Program Committee of the National Council of Churches 1966 Assembly. She served for ten years as national president of the Women's Board of Domestic Missions of the Re-formed Church in America; served as vice president of the Council of Churches of the City of New York and of the National Council of Churches; and as a trustee of Hope College, Holland, Mich.; Champlain College, Burlington, Vt., and Syracuse University in New York. Mrs. Peale is also a member of the National Women's Board of Northwood University.

    Father: Frank STAFFORD b: ABT. 1866
    Mother: Loretta STAFFORD b: ABT. 1860

    Marriage 1 Norman Vincent PEALE b: 31 MAY 1898 in Bowersville, Greene Co, Ohio
    • Married: 1930
    1. Has Children Living PEALE
    2. Has Children Living PEALE
    3. Has No Children Living PEALE