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Nettie Harris Seabrooks

Nettie Harris Seabrooks, American government executive. Trustee Marygrove College, Detroit, 1986-1995; board directors Detroit Institute Arts Friends of African and African-American Art, Detroit Medical Center, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Music Hall; board directors United Way Community Services, since 1997, Museum African-American History, since 1997. Member Links.

Background

  • Seabrooks, Nettie Harris was born on February 22, 1934 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Ivan Joseph and Katherine Marshall (Davis) Harris.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Marygrove College, Detroit, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Marygrove College, Detroit, 1995. Master of Arts in Library Science, University Michigan, 1957.

    Career

    • Librarian Detroit Public Library, 1956-1958. Instructor Tennessee State University, Nashville, 1958-1962. Library General Motors, Detroit, 1962-1972, manager public relations staff library, 1972-1984, director public affairs information services, 1985, director government and civic affairs Chevrolet/Pontiac/Canada group Warren, Michigan, 1985-1992, director government relations North America operations passenger car platforms, 1992-1993.

      Deputy mayor City of Detroit, 1994-1998, chief operating officer, chief of staff, since 1998.

    Membership

    Trustee Marygrove College, Detroit, 1986-1995. Board directors Detroit Institute Arts Friends of African and African-American Art, Detroit Medical Center, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Music Hall. Board directors United Way Community Services, since 1997, Museum African-American History, since 1997.

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    Connections

    • Married August 23, 1958 (divorced 1986). Children: Victoria D., Franklyn E.
    • father: Ivan Joseph Harris
    • mother: Katherine Marshall (Davis) Harris
    • spouse: August 23
    • children: Victoria D. Seabrooks
    • Franklyn E. Seabrooks
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