December 2, 1887, Lumberton, New Jersey.
November 13, 1962, Takoma Park, Maryland.
Miriam was the daughter of Johnson Oatman, and wife of Frederick F. Blachly (professor of government at the University of Oklahoma).
She served at the Brookings Institution (1925–33), and taught political science & economics at the American University Graduate School in the 1930’s & 1940’s.
She was a member of National Woman’s Party, League for Independent Political Action; and co-director of New Mexico’s
Little Hoover Commission (1951–52).
Miriam wrote over 300 hymns. Her works include: