Marvin "Monk" Pierce, Captain of the 1915 Miami University Football team
June 17, 1893|
|Died||July 17, 1969(aged 76)|
|Occupation||President of McCall Corporation, publisher of women's magazines Redbook and McCall's|
|Spouse(s)||Pauline Robinson (1918-1949)
Willa Martin (1952-1969, his death)
|Children||Martha Pierce Rafferty, James Pierce, Barbara Pierce Bush, Scott Pierce|
Life and career
Marvin Pierce was born in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania to Scott Pierce and Mabel Marvin. Marvin was a 1916 graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His ancestor, an early New England colonist, was also an ancestor of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. At Miami University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, he was nicknamed "Monk" and was a stand-out athlete in football, basketball, baseball and tennis. He was inducted into Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1972.
- Martha Pierce Rafferty (1920-1999)
- James Pierce (1921-1993)
- Barbara Pierce Bush (born 1925)
- Scott Pierce (born 1930) - named for his grandfather, who was an insurance salesman in Dayton, Ohio.
W magazine once described Pauline Robinson as "beautiful, fabulous, critical, and meddling" and "a former beauty from Ohio with extravagant tastes". On 23 September 1949, Pauline was killed in an automobile accident in Harrison, Westchester County, New York, when Marvin, who was driving the car, lost control as he reached over to stop a cup of hot coffee from sliding across the seat onto his wife. The car crashed into a tree on Purchase St, killing Pauline instantly at 8:12 a.m. She was 53 years old.
- Barbara Pierce Bush National First Ladies Library