Lola Van Wagenen
- Category : 1938-births
- Type : PEG
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (8,45)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Education 2
American historian, she co-founded Consumer Action Now, a non-profit educational organization, in 1970; and in 1995 co-founded Clio Visualizing History, Inc. to promote history education.
She met her first husband, actor Robert Redford, in Los Angeles in 1957. They were married on 12 September 1958 in Provo, Utah, following a secret wedding a few months earlier in Las Vegas, Nevada. They divorced in 1985. The couple had four children.
Van Wagenen received her bachelor's degree at Vermont College in 1982 and her master's degree in Public History at New York University (NYU) in 1984. Ten years later she completed her PhD in American History at NYU. Her doctoral dissertation was published as a book, Sister-Wives and Suffragists: Polygamy and the Politics of Woman Suffrage 1870-1896, in 2003.
Van Wagenen was an executive producer of several films, including Miss America: A Documentary Film, broadcast on the PBS series American Experience in January 2002, and The State of Marriage, released in 2015.
She married George Burrill, PhD, the founder of the international development firm ARD, on 17 July 2002 in Shelburne, Vermont.