Edward R. Murrow Marries Janet Huntington Brewster

Janet Huntington Brewster graduated from Middletown High School in Middleton, Connecticut in 1929.

While attending high school, she was an outstanding student, head of the debating society and editor of the school magazine. She received her B.A. in economics and sociology in 1933 from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. As a student leader at Mount Holyoke, she met Edward R. Murrow, a student at Washington State College, now Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington, and president of the National Student Federation of America.

After graduating from college she considered working at the Henry Street Settlement House in New York, where many years later she would serve on the board. She was also considered acting as a career as well. She was a talented actress who played several roles for a summer stock company in New London, New Hampshire, including the lead role in Sidney Howard's, The Late Christopher Bean. She ultimately moved back with her parents and taught freshman English and commercial law at the high school in Middletown, Connecticut.

She married Ed Murrow on March 12, 1935 at her parent's home in Middleton, Connecticut. They honeymooned in Mexico, and settled in New York City so he could begin his career at CBS.