Short Biography: Julia Child

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Julia Child was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams, on August 15, 1912 in Pasadena, California. Julia was known by several pet names as a little girl, including "Juke", "Juju" and "Jukies." She was the daughter of John and Julia McWilliams’s and the eldest of three children, John III and Dorothy Dean. Mr. McWilliams was a 1901 Princeton graduate who was a very successful in his career field in agricultural land management and real estate. Mrs. McWilliams (Julia Carolyn Weston) was a class of 1900, Smith College graduate from Dalton, MA and she was the daughter of the founder of the Weston Paper Company, and a Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. The family accumulated significant wealth and, as a result, Julia lived a privileged childhood. Mr. and Mrs. McWilliams’s raised their three children in comfort and sent them to private schools like Westridge School, Polytechnic School. Julia attended San Francisco 's elite Katherine Branson School for Girls. While in school she was an excellent athlete and played various sports including tennis, golf, basketball and small game hunting. While in attendance Julia was the tallest in her…show more content…
Information Agency in Washington D.C. She then transferred to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, where she worked directly with its leader, General William J. (Wild Bill) Donovan. She was first a research assistant in the Secret Intelligence division but no sooner was promoted to the rank of a top secret researcher; and later a researcher helping to develop shark repellent, a critical tool because sharks would sometimes set off the explosives intended for German U-boats. "I was too tall for the WACs and WAVES, but eventually joined the OSS, and set out into the world looking for adventure," she writes in My Life in
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