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Mark Herbert Bonner

Mark Herbert Bonner, American electric cooperative executive. Decorated Bronze Star. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945.; Member National Rural Electric Managers Association (president), Rural Electric.

Background

  • Bonner, Mark Herbert was born on August 5, 1918 in Fort Necessity, Louisiana, United States. Son of Mark Herbert and Emma Dee (Johnson) Bonner.

  • Education

    • Louisiana Technology University, 1938-1941, Louisiana State University Law School, 1945-1947.

    Career

    • Managing editor Franklin Sun, Winnsboro, Louisiana, 1948-1952. Editor Rural Louisiana, director public relations and information Association Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, 1952-1962, executive vice president, manager, Baton Rouge, 1962-1984. Free-lance feature writer-columnist, since 1947.

      Director Cajun Electric Power Association.

    Politics

    Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

    Religion

    People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945. Member National Rural Electric Managers Association (president), Rural Electric. Clubs: Baton Rouge City, Optimist.

    Connections

    • Married Janie Lee Coughran, January 8, 1947. Children– Janie Dee, Mark Herbert.
    • father: Mark Herbert Bonner
    • mother: Emma Dee (Johnson) Bonner
    • spouse: Janie Lee Coughran
    • children: Janie Dee Bonner
    • Mark Herbert Bonner
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