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credit bureau consultant

Wilma Sanborn Reuter, American credit bureau consultant. Named Woman of Year 1960s, Boss of Year, 1977, Kankakee Credit Women International.

Background

Reuter, Wilma Sanborn was born on March 15, 1922 in Lime Springs, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Harold Moar and Anna Johannah (Sorensen) Sanborn.

Education

Ltd. teaching certified, Preston Teachers Training School, Preston, Minnesota, 1940-1941.

Career

Rural school teacher, Stewartville Rural School, Stewartville, Minnesota, 1941-1943;engineer planning, N. American Aviation, Inglewood, California, 1943-1945;clerical position, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio, Culver City, California, 1945-1947;manager, The Credit Bureau, Kankakee, Illinois, 1947-1992. Secretary Kankakee Area Consumer Credit Association, 1962-1987. Member, past president Kankakee Credit Women International, 1948-1988.

Membership

Member Tri County Board Private Industry Council, Kankakee, 1982-1992. Charter member Women in Business division Kankakee Chamber of Commerce, 1982-1985. Division head, worker United Way, Kankakee, 1983-1987.

Board directors, secretary, memorial chairman Kankakee chapter Illinois Heart Association, 1950-1988. Member Working Women's Council Association Credit Bureaus Illinois (president 1986-1987), Kankakee Area Women's Bowling Association (treasurer 1950-1984), Kankakee County History Society, Women of the Moose, Kankakee Emblem Club (president 1975, recording secretary), Zonta (secretary since 1988), Beta Sigma Phi (1960s Girl of Year).

Connections

Married James Henry Reuter, April 15, 1944 (divorced March 1979). 1 child, Janyce Kaye Webb.

father:
Harold Moar Sanborn

mother:
Anna Johannah (Sorensen) Sanborn

spouse:
James Henry Reuter

child:
Janyce Kaye Webb Reuter