Edna P. Amidon was a leader in home economics education in the United States. She began her career with the federal government in 1929 with the Home Economics Education Service of the Federal Board for Vocational Education. In the 1960s, she was Director of the Home Economics Branch in the Office of Education of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In this role, she supervised reviews of home economics education leadership in several western states, in which OSU participated.
Amidon earned an MS in Home Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1927 and was awarded the University of Minnesota's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1953. She retired to Oregon in the 1960s and died in 1982.
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