Thompson, Ruth (1908 - 1998)

Genre: Non-Fiction

Ruth Hunt Thompson was born in Island Falls, grew up in Bangor and retired to Hancock, ME. She was a graduate of Smith College (1930)and became the wife of a foreign service officer in 1931. For the next 38 years, she lived in 8 different countries. She worked briefly with the French Resistance during World War II, ran two American schools (Paris, 1945-46 and Prague, 1950-52) and helped to organize the Association of the American Foreign Service Women in Washington D.C. during the 1960's. After her retirement to Hancock, ME, she co-wrote a book with her father detailing his years spent in Northern Greenland as the physician to the Crocker Land Expedition (1913-1917).


  • North to the horizon : searching for Peary's Crocker Land with Harrison J. Hunt (1980)