Bruner, Marian J. (Marian Jeanette), 1915-2018

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Bruner, Marian J. (Marian Jeanette), 1915-2018

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Marian Jeanette Bruner was born in Vinton, Iowa, in 1915. Her family moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1929. She graduated magna cum laude from Coe College around 1936. After graduating, she worked for five years before doing graduate work at the Biblical Seminary of New York, where she graduated with a master's degree in religious education in 1943. She then spent over 20 years as assistant to the board of the Reform Church of America in New York City. She quit in 1965 and moved to Bowie, Maryland, to be closer to her family. She began working as a secretary on Capitol Hill and in 1967, she became a caseworker for Senator Mark Hatfield, and later his executive assistant. She worked at that job until 1981. After her retirement, she remained active in her church and community. She died in 2018.


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