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journalist , public relations counselor

Marilyn Ferguson Nestor, American journalist, public relations counselor. Recipient First Prize news, Pittsburgh Women's Press Club, 1957. '58, '59, First Prize poetry Tri-County Arts Council, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1971, First Prize, playwrighting, Friends of Caldwell Playhouse, Boca Raton, Florida, 1982. Member The Dramatists Guild.

Background

Nestor, Marilyn Ferguson was born on January 31, 1932 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of William Gardner and Mildred Alma (Goode) Ferguson.

Education

Student, Chatham College, 1949-1951; Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, 1953.

Career

Reporter, Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, 1955-1960; news editor, reporter, WTAE-television, Pittsburgh, 1962-1964; partner, Lee Nestor Associations, Pittsburgh, Somerset, 1965-1972; chief press relations, Pennsylvania Department Education, Harrisburg, 1972-1975; director public relations, advertising, Pennsylvania Lottery, Pennsylvania Department Revenue, Harrisburg, 1976-1979; playwright, New York City, 1982-1985; speech writer, New Jersey Department Health, Trenton, 1986-1989; smoke free hospital program director, New Jersey Hospital Association, Princeton, 1989; free lance writer, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, since 1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (plays) Even in Laughter, 1981, A Different Harp, 1983.

Membership

Member The Dramatists Guild.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, houseplants, cooking.

Connections

Married Lee Thomas Nestor, April 22, 1966. Children: David Lee, Rebecca Nestor Boivin.

father:
William Gardner Ferguson

mother:
Mildred Alma (Goode) Ferguson

spouse:
Lee Thomas Nestor

child:
David Lee Nestor

child:
Rebecca Nestor Boivin Nestor