Jeffie O. A. Conner


Jeffie Conner was a McLennan County teacher and rural home demonstration agent who became a statewide leader in education and women's club work. Over a 50-year career of community service, Conner served as supervisor of home demonstration activities in 17 East Texas counties. As a home demonstration agent, Conner helped stop the spread of disease by getting school children to make their own drinking cups out of tin cans, thereby stopping the practice of drinking from a common cup. She was also a supervisor for McLennan County schools from 1948 to 1957. She was president of the Texas Association of Colored Women's Clubs and a member of the State Committee on Public School Education.

Biography Source Information

Biographies are reprinted from the Foundation for Women’s Resources (now Women’s Resources), Dallas, Texas. They originally appeared in "From Gutsy Mavericks to Quiet Heroes: True Tales of Texas Women," video study guide, Austin: The Foundation for Women's Resources, 1997. Death dates have been added where needed.