Edna Anderson began her teaching career after high school in 1911. Anderson taught at country schools in Montana from 1911-1914,
saving her salary to attend college. During this time there was no government aid. Nevertheless, Anderson worked hard and
attended The University of California, Berkeley. In 1918, Anderson graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree, and an Honors
in English. In 1922, she received her Master of Arts in English.
After graduation Anderson taught high school in Washington, California, and Hawaii. In 1929, she became a charter member of
the Los Angeles City College faculty and an Associate Professor of English. Anderson was loved by both her students and colleagues.
Due to her devotion to public education her students went on to become professional teachers, writers, dramatists, and script
writers. Anderson remained with Los Angeles City College until her retirement in 1960.
After retirement Anderson focused on her writing. However, her love for writing began as a young girl growing up in Helena,
Montana. In high school she wrote for her school paper The Nugget, and in college she served on the Occident Magazine staff.
During retirement Anderson focused her attention to her love of Nature. She wrote poems depicting the beauty of Nature and
sent them to her family, friends, former students, and associates, always signed, “With love, E.A.”
Edna Anderson passed away January 9, 1972.
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