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June Bingham, American Author, playwright. Named Alumna of the Year, Rosemary Hall, 1976.


Bingham, June was born on June 20, 1919 in White Plains, New York, United States. Daughter of Max J.H. and Mabel (Limburg) Rossbach.


Student, Vassar College, 1938. Bachelor, Barnard College, 1940. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Lehman College, 2002.


Writer, editor, United States Treasury, Washington, 1943-1945;editorial assistant, Washington Post, 1945-1946;writer, Tarrytown (New York) Daily News, 1946.



Board of directors Barnard College, 1970-1976, African-American Institute, New York City, 1973-1990,Riverdale Mental Health Association, since 1983, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1959-1964, 83-89, Lehman College Foundation, 1983-1990, Ittleson Ctr.for Childhood Research, 1958-1990, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, since 1992. Founder T.L.C.; trained liaison comforter Volunteer Program of Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. Member Authors Guild (nominating committee 1987-1990), Dramatists Guild, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Cosmopolitan Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, golf, theatre, movies, reading.


Married Jonathan B. Bingham, September 20, 1939 (deceased July 1986). Children: Sherry B. Downes, Micki B. Esselstyn (deceased 1999), Timothy, Claudia B. Meyers. Married Robert B. Birge, March 28, 1987.

1 stepchild, Robert R.

Max J.H. Rossbach

Mabel (Limburg) Rossbach

Jonathan B. Bingham

Robert B. Birge

Sherry B. Downes Bingham

Micki B. Esselstyn Bingham (deceased 1999)

Timothy Bingham

Claudia B. Meyers Bingham