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Bessie Bruce White

social worker

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.

Religion

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

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Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected.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.

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