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Ruth Painter Randall (1892–1971)

Author of Mary Lincoln; biography of a marriage

Includes the names: Ruth Randall, Ruth Painter Randall, J.G. Abraham) Randall Lincoln

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Ruth Elaine Painter, the daughter of a Roanoke College professor, studied literature at the college as an undergraduate and then earned a master's degree at Indiana University. In 1917, she married J.G. (James Garfield) Randall, a widower and colleage of her father's. As Ruth Painter Randall, she became the author of several books on President Lincoln's family, including Mary Lincoln: Biography of a Marriage (1953), Lincoln's Sons (1955), and The Courtship of Mr. Lincoln (1957).
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