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Rachel K. McDowell worked as a
reporter for the Newark Evening
Press (1902-1908) and New York Herald (1905-1919) before assuming duties
as the Religion Editor for the New York Times, a position she held from
1920-1948. She was educated in Newark and at Union Theological
Seminary. McDowell was active in the New York City Women’s Press
Club, League of American PEN Women, New Jersey Women’s Press Club, and
the Daughters of the American Revolution. McDowell's National Federation of Press women membership card testifies
to her long active career.