Nona Baldwin Brown (1918-2014)
Nona Baldwin Brown was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and received an advanced degree in journalism from Columbia University (M.S. 1940), after which she was immediately hired by the New York Times. In 1942, Brown temporarily left her job and joined the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) in the United States Naval Reserve, serving from 1942 to 1945 as a public relations press officer. In 1944, she married Clinton Bleecker Duma Brown in New York City, both in their military uniforms. Brown left the WAVES and returned to the New York Times Washington Bureau in 1945, eventually switching to the Sunday Department.