Janet Huntington Brewster
philanthropist, writer, radio broadcaster, relief worker
Janet Huntington Brewster
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 - over 5 years
Here she hands over a cheque for Lindsey Lodge to Janet Brewster, a volunteer. Picture: Andrew Kershaw TWO business-savvy sisters have come up with a 'bra-illiant' idea which encourages customers to donate unwanted underwear to charity
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Janet Brewster Murrow, 88, Radio Broadcaster
NYTimes - about 18 years
Janet Brewster Murrow, a radio broadcaster and relief worker during World War II in London, where her husband, Edward R. Murrow, was CBS's star war correspondent, died on Friday at the North Hill retirement community in Needham, Mass., where she lived. She was 88. Mrs. Murrow was born in Middletown, Conn., and graduated in 1933 from Mount Holyoke
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HOUSE PROUD;Home Fires Burn At Sausage Plant
NYTimes - almost 21 years
FOR an actress with a bent for real estate, all New York is a potential stage. Or rather, as Karen Lashinsky has discovered, enough tenacity and imagination can transform even the grittiest property in Manhattan into a home with as much theatrical flair as a Zeffirelli opera. The story has all the makings of one of those rags-to-riches productions
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WEDDINGS; Louise Whitton, Clifton G. York
NYTimes - over 23 years
Louise Whitton, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Whitton Jr. of Chappaqua, N.Y., was married yesterday to Clifton Gaston York, the son of Janet Brewster of New York and the late Dr. Albert T. York Jr. The Rev. John M. Whallon performed the ceremony at the Rye (N.Y.) Presbyterian Church. Mrs. York is an actress in New York. She graduated cum laude
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JANET MURROW FETED FOR DEVOTION TO ART
NYTimes - over 35 years
''I haven't been to New York for about six months,'' Janet Brewster Murrow was saying the other day. ''My original plan when I moved to Massachusetts was to spend one week out of every month in New York. But it comes down to less and less.'' This week the widow of the CBS correspondent Edward R. Murrow made the journey from South Hadley, Mass., for
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 87
    She died on December 18, 1998, in Needham, Massachusetts.
    More Details Hide Details After cremation, her ashes were scattered.
  • FORTIES
  • 1953
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Viewers and press reviews lauded her performance, and the program was soon considered one of the best in this popular series. In the decades following her husband's death, she was tirelessly active in furthering Ed's legacy. She donated some of her husband's papers to the Edward R. Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and her own papers plus the remaining papers of her husband her donated to Mount Holyoke College.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1949
    Age 38
    She was noted for her work in several organizations, including serving as a trustee of Mount Holyoke from 1949 to 1959.
    More Details Hide Details She had always hankered after an academic career, and returned to Mount Holyoke College in 1970. She worked for nine years in its Art Museum, eventually becoming the Executive Director of the Art Advisory Committee. She traveled widely, raising over US$2m on behalf of the college. She also served on the boards of National Public Radio and the Henry Street Settlement in Greenwich Village.
  • 1946
    Age 35
    In 1946, she was awarded the King's Medal for Freedom in recognition of her services to international understanding.
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  • 1945
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During the Battle of Britain, under the name Janet Murrow, she broadcast for CBS on the British home front. She arranged for the evacuation of children, not to the English countryside, but to homes generously offered in the United States. She served on the British-American Liaison Board, which helped to ease friction between American GIs and British civilians. She traveled throughout England lecturing for the American Embassy and for the Ministry of Information on American life to schools, civil defense units and other groups. She also gave a course on American history on BBC schools programmes.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 24
    She married Edward Murrow on March 12, 1935, at her parents' home in Middletown, Connecticut.
    More Details Hide Details They honeymooned in Mexico and settled in New York City so he could begin his career at CBS. Egbert Roscoe Murrow was born on April 25, 1908, in Greensboro, in Guilford County, North Carolina, the son of Roscoe C. Murrow and Ethel F. Lamb. He died on April 27, 1965, at his home in Pawling, Dutchess County, New York.
  • 1933
    Age 22
    She received her B.A. in economics and sociology in 1933 from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
    More Details Hide Details As a student leader at Mount Holyoke, she met Edward R. Murrow, a graduate of Washington State College, now Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington, and president of the National Student Federation of America. After graduating from college, she considered working at the Henry Street Settlement House in New York, where many years later she would serve on the board. She was also considered acting as a career as well. She was a talented actress who played several roles for a summer stock company in New London, New Hampshire, including the lead role in Sidney Howard's, The Late Christopher Bean. She ultimately moved back with her parents and taught freshman English and commercial law at the high school in Middletown, Connecticut.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1929
    Age 18
    She graduated from Middletown High School in Middletown, Connecticut, in 1929.
    More Details Hide Details While attending high school, she was an outstanding student, head of the debating society and editor of the school magazine.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Born
    Born in 1910.
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