American fiction writer whose best-known works include Dear Enemy (1915) and Daddy-Long-Legs (1912). Her literary works feature young female protagonists.
She studied English and economics at Vassar College. She published her first novel, When Patty Went to College, in 1903.
She was born Alice Jane Chandler Webster; Jean Webster was her pen name.
She married attorney
She was visited by Theodore Roosevelt, one of her biggest admirers, while she was on her honeymoon.