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 Emil <I>Brewer</I> Carmichael

Emil Brewer Carmichael

Elmer, Jackson County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 14 May 1996 (aged 86)
Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 8554639 · View Source
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My mother.

Daughter of Robert Edward Brewer b. May 23, 1871 and Blanche Julia Palmer b. August 27, 1889.

Paternal grandparents: Samuel Bolling Brewer b. August 27, 1832 and Rebecca Attaway b. October 12, 1841.

Maternal grandparents: J. A. Quitman Palmer b. March 10, 1848 and Elizabeth Belle Barr b. June 23, 1851.

Graduated from Memphis High School, Memphis, Texas in 1927. Attended Texas Christian University and West Texas State College. She received a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1935.

Married Bernis Wilson Carmichael on August 24, 1936 in Amarillo, Texas; one child, Julia Diane.

Worked as a reporter for the Pampa Times, Pampa, Texas; Memphis News, Memphis, Texas; Amarillo Times, Amarillo, Texas; Elida Record (Editor), Elida, New Mexico; Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Texas; and the Texas Tech University News and Publications Office.

Was School Editor during her tenure at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. She developed the "Teen Page" which appeared in the paper every Thursday and contained columns by student reporters from each of the junior high schools and high schools in Lubbock. The page was one of the paper's most popular features.

Was named one of "Lubbock's Pioneer Women" for her appointment as the first woman to head the Texas Tech University Office of News and Publications.

Co-authored The First Sixty-Two Years: A History of Methodist Hospital published by the Dept. of Development and Public Relations, Methodist Hospital, Lubbock, Texas in 1980.

Was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church of Lubbock, Association of Women in Communications, Lubbock Chapter, and the League of Women Voters.

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