Ruth Branchor Brotman, 102

Oak Park, IL

 

“She wanted Hillary for president in 2008, but luckily has lived long enough to vote for her again now”

 

  • Born January 1914 in New York, NY

  • Worked as copywriter for several Madison Avenue advertising agencies

  • Hired “a bearded guy with some puppets” (Jim Henson) for one of the Muppets’ first gigs, a fabric-manufacturer ad

  • Was in the first class of docents at Museum of Modern Art, where she volunteered more than two decades and edited a department newsletter for a time

  • Two daughters

 

“My mother was a pioneering career woman and a lifelong fierce feminist,” says her daughter. “She wanted Hillary for president in 2008, but luckily she has lived long enough to vote for her again now.”

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