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Bessie Bruce White

Bessie Bruce White, American social worker. Member Archaeol. Society America, Foreign Policy Association, Pan-American League, School of Religious Education (faculty), Delta Gamma (president alumni association).

Background

  • White, Bessie Bruce was born on November 10, 1876 in Venice, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Almon Gardner and Permelia (Wood) Bruce.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Albion College, 1898, Doctor Humanities, 1935. A.M., Boston University, 1901.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Elizabeth Almyra (wife of Lieutenant John Rankin Powers). Social worker at Union Bethal since 1910, now superintendent and member board directors Trustee Albion College.

    Politics

    Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Church should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.

    Membership

    Member Archaeol. Society America, Foreign Policy Association, Pan-American League, School of Religious Education (faculty), Delta Gamma (president alumni association). Clubs: College, Woman’s Board Zonta, City.

    Connections

    • Married James Orm White, June 21, 1899.
    • father: Almon Gardner Bruce
    • mother: Permelia (Wood) Bruce
    • spouse: James Orm White
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    Born November 10, 1876
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