Evelyn Atwater Cummins

Short Name: Evelyn Atwater Cummins
Full Name: Cummins, Evelyn Atwater, 1891-1971
Birth Year: 1891
Death Year: 1971

Born: May 17, 1891, Pough­keep­sie, New York.
Died: August 30, 1971, Pough­keep­sie, New York.

Cummins at­tend­ed the Na­tion­al Ca­thed­ral School in Wash­ing­ton, DC, and the Mas­ters School in Dobbs Fer­ry, New York. She mar­ried Alex­an­der G. Cum­mins, rec­tor of Christ Church in Pough­keep­sie, New York. An ac­tive writ­er, she served as the as­so­ci­ate ed­it­or (1926-46) and pub­lish­er (1946-47) of The Chron­i­cle, and was al­so as­soci­at­ed with The Liv­ing Church (1926-29), and the Pough­keep­sie Ev­en­ing Star (1940-43).

In the civic arena, Cum­mins served with the Pough­keepsie War Coun­cil, the Di­o­ces­an Board of Re­li­gious Ed­u­ca­tion, the Fed­er­al Coun­cil of the Church­es of Christ, the Vis­it­ing Nurs­es As­so­ci­a­tion, the Young Women’s Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion, the Pough­keep­sie Ci­ty Lib­rary, and the Vas­sar Bro­thers Hos­pi­tal. She be­came the first wo­man po­lice comm­is­sion­er in New York state, and was both po­lice and fire com­mis­sion­er in Pough­keep­sie, and served on the po­lice ad­vis­o­ry board for the New York State Safe­ty Di­vi­sion.

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