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1975 National Mother of the Year

May 30, 2024

1975 NMOYJosephine Wainman Burson was born in Memphis and educated in the public school system graduating from Memphis State University.  She was a member of Baron Hirsch, Beth Sholom Synagogues. Her civic achievements were many; Commissioner Tennessee Department Employment Security – 1967-1971; Member, Governor’s Cabinet; Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1967-1971; Chairman, Tennessee Savings Bond Committee, 1967-69; Vice President, Interstate Conference Employment Security Administrators, 1968-70; Trustee, Memphis State University Foundation; Vice Chairman, Advisory Committee, Women and Girls Employment Enabling Service; Vice President, Women in Cable Communications, 1973-74; Judicial Selection Committee, 1974; Past President, Hadassah, Memphis – 1947-48.  She received the 1969 Humanitarian Award from B’nai B’rith. She was a delegate at five international Congresses, and a Jerusalem Delegate at the World Conference on Soviet Jewry, Brussels in 1971.