- Using first label as the full name - first, middle, maiden/birth name. (Margaret Anne Jensen was born on November...)
- Discuss early achievements by referencing only birth last name - Jensen. (Jensen graduated from college...)
- After marriage reference only married last name - Williams. (Jenson married John Williams in... Williams was awarded...
AP rules say to use only last name as reference, which would be Jensen in her early life, then Williams after she changes her name. Since her last name changes during her life not sure how to address this without confusing the reader.
Every way I try it just doesn't seem right. If I use her married name (death name) throughout, then quote from awards given to her earlier which state her maiden name it is confusing. If I use her maiden name (birth name) throughout, same problem, but with the awards given after marriage. Looked at AP style and Strunk and White, don't really give specifics for biographies. Don't know that picking one name to use based on if she accomplished more while single or married is the way to go? Looking for answers and examples.