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Gail Brook Burket

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Gail Brook Burket, American author. Recipient Robert Ferguson Memorial award, Friends Literature, 1973.

Background

Burket, Gail Brook was born on November 1, 1905 in Stronghurst, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John Cecil and Maud (Simonson) Brook.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Illinois, 1926. Master of Arts in English Literature, Northwestern University, 1929.

Career

President woman's auxiliary International College Surgeons, 1950—1954, board directors museum. National vice chairman American Heritage Daughters of the American Revolution, 1992—1995. President Northwestern University Guild, 1976—1978.

Secretary Evanston women's board Northwestern University Settlement, 1979—1981, president, 1984—1986, member central committee, since 1986. Member National Trust History Preservation, since 1995.

Works

book Blueprint for peace: [Poems] book From the Prairies

Membership

Member of American Association of University Women (president N. Shore branch 1961-1963), Illinois Opera Guild (board directors since 1982, 1st vice president 1986-1991, president 1991-1993), Colonial Dames America (chapter regent 1974-1980), Daughters American Colonists (state vice president 1973-1976), Women Communications Inc., Poetry Society America, Society Midland Authors, National League American Pen Women (Illinois state president 1952-1954, national vice president 1958-1960), Delta Zeta, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Walter Cleveland Burket, June 22, 1929. Children: Elaine, Anne, Margaret.