And I completely misspoke about her. Yes, she was the definitely the Executive Deputy Secretary of State. Here is how she identifies herself in a sworn affidavit from 1948.
It just so happens that I recently gained access to a scrapbook kept by Helen Frazier of Slingerlands. Among its many pages of clippings is this page with two clips about Ruth from about 1930. Closeups are below.
|Hint: Use your computer's zoom to read this article. Leap year is a "source of kidding" for Miner|
An online newspaper search turns up many, many hits for Ruth Miner. She even has a listing on politicalgraveyard.com
However, I am still looking for her obituary. I deduce from various newspaper reports that she was born around 1900 and died sometime prior to August 18, 1980. That is when an estate auction for the"late Ruth Miner of Slingerlands" was held.