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Wilma Sanborn Reuter

Wilma Sanborn Reuter, American credit bureau consultant. Named Woman of Year 1960s, Boss of Year, 1977, Kankakee Credit Women International.

Background

  • Reuter, Wilma Sanborn was born on March 15, 1922 in Lime Springs, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Harold Moar and Anna Johannah (Sorensen) Sanborn.

  • Education

    • Ltd. teaching certified, Preston Teachers Training School, Preston, Minnesota, 1941.

    Career

    • Rural school teacher Stewartville Rural School, Stewartville, Minnesota, 1941-1943. Engineer planning N. American Aviation, Inglewood, California, 1943-1945. Clerical position Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio, Culver City, 1945-1947.

      Manager The Credit Bureau, Kankakee, Illinois, 1947-1992. Secretary Kankakee Area Consumer Credit Association, 1962-1987. Member, past president Kankakee Credit Women International, 1948-1988.

    Membership

    Member Tri County Board Private Industry Council, Kankakee, 1982-1992. Charter member Women in Business division Kankakee Chamber of Commerce, 1982-1985. Division head, worker United Way, Kankakee, 1983-1987.

    Board directors, secretary, memorial chairman Kankakee chapter Illinois Heart Association, 1950-1988. Member Working Women's Council Association Credit Bureaus Illinois (president 1986-1987), Kankakee Area Women's Bowling Association (treasurer 1950-1984), Kankakee County History Society, Women of the Moose, Kankakee Emblem Club (president 1975, recording secretary), Zonta (secretary since 1988), Beta Sigma Phi (1960s Girl of Year).

    Connections

    • Married James Henry Reuter, April 15, 1944 (divorced March 1979). 1 child, Janyce Kaye Webb.
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    Born March 15, 1922
    • 1941
      Preston Teachers Training School
    • 1941 - 1943
      Rural school teacher, Stewartville Rural School
      Stewartville, Minnesota, United States
    • 1943 - 1945
      engineer, planning N. American Aviation
      Inglewood, California, United States
    • 1945 - 1947
      clerical position Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio
      Culver City, California, United States
    • 1947 - 1992
      manager, The Credit Bureau
      Kankakee, Illinois, United States

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