Dr. Brainerd was a research assistant here while earning her doctorate in economics, awarded in 1950. Earlier she had earned a B.A. in English literature from Swarthmore in 1926, and an M.A. in English literature from Radcliffe College.
She is survived by a sister, Margaret P. Jacob, and 11 nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the John Grist Brainerd Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science, 123 Towne Building, 220 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6391. The scholarship honors her husband of over 50 years, who died in 1988.
Volume 43 Number 28
April 1, 1997
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