Winner:Fanny Brin

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Born in Romania, Fanny Brin emigrated to Minneapolis at a young age, and she spent her life in that city. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota, she married and had three children. While dedicated to her domestic role, Brin served the National Council of Jewish Women as president from 1932 to 1938. In this and her more local leadership roles, Brin focused her attention and energy on peace issues and on supporting world disarmament. Through her peace work, she became involved with the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War (NCCCW) founded in 1926 by Carrie Chapman Catt, serving on the executive board for 15 years. She also helped found the World Affairs Council and Center at the University of Minnesota. In 1945, she was part of the U. S. delegation to the first United Nations Peace Conference held in San Francisco.
~Ruth Brin, Minneapolis, MN

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