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Lynette Ralya Brown, American journalist, publicist. Grantee New York State's Thanks Be To Grandmother Winifred Foundation, 1996, Elizabeth Kummer Award American Association of University Women Michigan, 2002.


Brown, Lynette Ralya was born on December 15, 1926 in Beloit, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Lynn Louis and Ethel Clara (Meeker) Ralya.


Bachelor in Journalism, Michigan State University, 1948. Master of Arts in Journalism, Michigan State University, 1985. Master of Arts in Mass Communications, Wayne State University, 1983.


Actress, publicist, Grand Traverse Playhouse, Traverse City, Michigan, 1946 (summer);actress, publicist, New York Summer Playhouse, Mackinac Island, Michigan, 1947 (summer);writer, WILS Radio, Lansing, Michigan, 1947-1948;writer, performer, WJBK Radio, television, Detroit, 1948-1949;editor, Denby Center News, Detroit, 1949-1951;freelance writer, Oakland County, Michigan, 1952-1978;editor, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, 1979-1981;writer, reporter, Legal Advertiser Newspaper, Detroit, 1983-1985;publicist, Bloomfield (Michigan) and Birmingham (Michigan) Public Libraries, 1986-1989;freelance writer, publicist, Lynette Brown Comm., Birmingham, Michigan, since 1989.


  • Other Work

    • Columnist: (newspaper) At the Libraries, 1986-1989. Solo performer Elizabeth Cady Stanton, since 1995.


Probation sponsor District Court Michigan, 1960-1970. Publicist Oakland County Volunteer Bureau, 1979-1982. Leader senior high/junior high youth group Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland County, 1952-1954, 62-66, Pine Hill Congressional Church, Oakland County, 1968-1971, Northbrook Presbyterian Church, Oakland County, 1976-1977.

Political campaign worker Republican candidates and non-partisan judicial candidates, since 1952. Cub Scout leader Royal Oak Emerson School, Oakland County, 1961-1964. Girl Scout troop leader Bloomfield Township Meadow Lake School, Oakland County, 1966-1971.

Director Martha Griffiths Project, since 1989. Member American Association of University Women (chair women's issues, public information director 1995-2000, state projects director since 2000), Oakland County Chamber of C. (Athena award 1995), Michigan Women's Studies Association (board directors since 1999).


Married Donald Adair Brown, Junior, December 20, 1947. Children: Donald Adair III, Alison Laura, Julia Carol.

Lynn Louis Ralya

Ethel Clara (Meeker) Ralya

Donald Adair Brown

Donald Adair III Brown

Alison Laura Brown

Julia Carol Brown