Rosemary Regina Demarest (1914 - 2005)


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DEMAREST -- Rosemary. Died June 6, 2005 in NYC age 91. Sister of the late William Demarest (movie star) and late Daniel A. Demarest. Survived by nephew, David R. Demarest. Services St. James Church, Madison and 71 St, June 21, 3 PM.
Rosemary was a head librarian and my boss in 1961.

Rosemary Regina Demarest, American chief librarian for Price Waterhouse & Co., New York City; Daughter of William Henry Steele Demarest (1863-1956), American.


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Rosemary Regina Demarest, American chief librarian for Price Waterhouse & Co., New York City
William Henry Steele Demarest (1863-1956), American educator, the 11th President of Rutgers College (Her Father)
David P. Demarest, American academic and writer (Her Brother)
William Demarest (1892-1983), American character actor (Her Brother)

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1914 - In the year that Rosemary Regina Demarest was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

1930 - She was 16 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

1971 - When she was 57 years old, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

1995 - At the age of 81 years old, Rosemary was alive when on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

1999 - She was 85 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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DEMAREST -- Rosemary. Died June 6, 2005 in NYC age 91. Sister of the late William Demarest and late Daniel A. Demarest. Survived by nephew, David R. Demarest. Services St. James Church, Madison and 71 St, June 21, 3PM.
Her father's Obituary. (RUTGER'S UNIVERSITY)
William Henry Steele Demarest
11th President of Rutgers University
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Born May 12, 1863 Hudson, New York
Died June 23, 1956 (aged 93) New Brunswick, New Jersey
Reverend William Henry Steele Demarest (May 12, 1863 – June 23, 1956) was the eleventh President of Rutgers College (now Rutgers University) serving from 1906 to 1924.
Having been educated at the Rutgers Grammar School (now the Rutgers Preparatory School), Demarest graduated with high honors from Rutgers College with a baccalaureate degree in 1883. From 1883 to 1886, Demarest taught at the Rutgers Preparatory School. In 1888 he graduated from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and that same year was ordained to the ministry of the Dutch Reformed Church, where he served until 1901 at which time he returned to the Seminary, and was appointed Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church Government to replace retiring professor Samuel Merrill Woodbridge (1819–1905). In 1905, Demarest was named as acting President of the College, and was elected by the Trustees to succeed Austin Scott as President in early 1906. During his tenure, the New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass College) was established in 1918, through private donors and increased appropriation from the State of New Jersey, new facilities were constructed for instruction in Engineering, Chemistry, Entomology, and Ceramics and dormitories were built to accommodate the increased enrollment. Following his resignation as President in 1924, Demarest served for ten years as president of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary and remained active in the affairs of the University. In 1924, he published History of Rutgers College.
He died on June 23, 1956 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Demarest Hall at Rutgers University is named in his honor.
Demarest House was his home from 1906 until 1956.


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