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Mark Herbert Bonner

electric cooperative executive

Mark Herbert Bonner, American electric cooperative executive. Decorated Bronze Star. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945.; Member National Rural Electric Managers Association (president), Rural Electric.

Background

Bonner, Mark Herbert was born on August 5, 1918 in Fort Necessity, Louisiana, United States. Son of Mark Herbert and Emma Dee (Johnson) Bonner.

Education

Louisiana Technology University, 1938-1941, Louisiana State University Law School, 1945-1947.

Career

Managing editor Franklin Sun, Winnsboro, Louisiana, 1948-1952. Editor Rural Louisiana, director public relations and information Association Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, 1952-1962, executive vice president, manager, Baton Rouge, 1962-1984. Free-lance feature writer-columnist, since 1947.

Director Cajun Electric Power Association.

Religion

People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

Politics

Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

Views

It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945. Member National Rural Electric Managers Association (president), Rural Electric. Clubs: Baton Rouge City, Optimist.

Connections

Married Janie Lee Coughran, January 8, 1947. Children– Janie Dee, Mark Herbert.

father:
Mark Herbert Bonner

mother:
Emma Dee (Johnson) Bonner

spouse:
Janie Lee Coughran

children:
Janie Dee Bonner

Mark Herbert Bonner