Janet Huntington Brewster

Janet Huntington Brewster

Philanthropist + Writer + Radio Broadcaster + Relief Worker
Born Sep 18, 1910

Janet Huntington Brewster was an American philanthropist, writer, radio broadcaster and relief worker during World War II in London. She was the wife of broadcaster Edward R. Murrow.

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  • Bra Vo Support For Undies Charity Epworth Bells
    Google News - Jul 10, 2011
  • Janet Brewster Murrow, 88, Radio Broadcaster
    NYTimes - Dec 22, 1998
  • House Proud;Home Fires Burn At Sausage Plant
    NYTimes - May 09, 1996
  • Weddings; Louise Whitton, Clifton G. York
    NYTimes - Jun 06, 1993


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1910 Birth Born in 1910.


1929 19 Years Old She graduated from Middletown High School in Middletown, Connecticut, in 1929. … Read More


1933 23 Years Old She received her B.A. in economics and sociology in 1933 from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. … Read More
1935 25 Years Old She married Edward Murrow on March 12, 1935, at her parents' home in Middletown, Connecticut. … Read More


1945 35 Years Old Janet and Edward were the parents of one child, a son, Charles Casey Murrow, born on November 6, 1945, in west London. He was a 1964 graduate of Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts, and a 1968 graduate of Yale University and is currently an educator in Vermont as well as a co-director of Synergy Learning. He married Liza Ketchum in 1968 and they are the parents of two sons. … Read More
1946 36 Years Old In 1946, she was awarded the King's Medal for Freedom in recognition of her services to international understanding.
1949 39 Years Old She was noted for her work in several organizations, including serving as a trustee of Mount Holyoke from 1949 to 1959. … Read More


1953 43 Years Old In 1953, Janet and Edward reported together on the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and on June 21, 1957, she substituted for her husband, who was in Burma, on Person to Person. … Read More


1998 88 Years Old She died on December 18, 1998, in Needham, Massachusetts. … Read More
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