Elizabeth “Betty” (Winston) Scott was born July 28, 1915 in Taunton, Massachusetts. Her parents were Edward Joseph Winston and Bernice Elizabeth Capron Winston. She grew up in Atlantic, Massachusetts and went to school in North Quincy until her father’s promotion to postal inspector for northern New England prompted their move to Portland, Maine in 1928. After finishing high school in Portland, she attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine where she majored in English, class of 1936. After college, she taught high school Latin in South Portland. There, she met her first husband, John Levinson, and they married and moved to Chicago. In 1968, she traveled with the Muskies, particularly Jane Muskie, for the length of Ed Muskie’s vice presidential campaign.
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