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Mary Jane Garner, American cosmetics company executive. Recipient certified appreciation American Revolution Bicentenial, 1976, Special Recognition award American Security Council, 1979, Presidential Achievement award President Reagan, 1982; named most improved golfer Golf Digest Magazine, 1978.


Garner, Mary Jane was born on October 6, 1916 in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Thomas Law and Myra (Short) Kemp.


Student, Lindenwood College Women, 1935. Student, John Heron Art School, 1936—1938. Student, Indiana University, 1967.

Graduate, Parsons School Design, 1940. Graduate, University of North Carolina, 1972.


Model made-to-order department Bergdorft Goodman, New York City, 1940—1941. Assistant buyer Crystal Room, Indianapolis, 1965—1966. Proof consultant fact St. Louis, 1968—1969.

President & founder Mary Jane Garner Cosmetics, Mary Jane Garner Cosmetics, North Carolina, since 1985.


Secretary Chapel Hill History Society, 1973—1974, board directors, 1973—1975. Member North Carolina Bicentennial Committee, 1974—1978, Chapel Hill Bicentenial Commission, 1974—1976. Co-chairman Holshouser Governor, Orange County, North Carolina, 1972.

Representative precinct chairman Chapel Hill, 1972. Representative precinct registrar, 1973—1975. President Republican Women's Club, 1973—1974.

Chairman state convention North Carolina Federation Republican Women, 1974, bicentennial chairman, 1974—1976, legislation chairman, 1976—1977, area vice president, 1978—1980, public relations chairman, 1981—1983, member credentials committee national convention, 1980. Member United States Senate Minority Leader's Citizens Advisory Committee, 1974—1976. Member national advisory board American Security Council, 1978—1979.

Member building committee North Carolina Republican Headquarters, 1978. Member National Presidential Advisory Commission, since 1989. Member of Chapel Hill Country Club (board governors 1975-1976).


Married William Stanley Garner, January 11, 1941 (divorced November 1965). 1 child, William Stanley.

Thomas Law Kemp

Myra (Short) Kemp

William Stanley Garner

William Stanley Garner