Patricia B. Cameron

Patricia B. Cameron

1925 -


Interview Length: 77 minutes

Interview Date: April 15, 2009

Interview Location: St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Front Street, Harrisburg, PA




Harrisburg became Cameron's hometown after she moved from Hawaii with her parents after World War II, where she witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After she graduated from Bryn Mawr College, Cameron taught French at Harrisburg Academy. As a substitute teacher in Camp Hill and Harrisburg, she realized the need for a new integrated school and founded St. Stephen's Episcopal School on Front Street in 1978. She remained active in the community and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church while raising her family and was the first female senior warden in the church.