Listee Features — Civic Work

MARY VAIL

Coming from a family of attorneys, Mary Vail developed an interest in politics and public service at a young age. She didn’t want to pursue law for personal gain, however; she wanted to use it toward charitable or governmental service to help her community. To make her goals a reality, Ms. Vail obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1971 and a JD from the University of the Pacific in 1974. That year, she also became admitted to practice in the state of California. With the conclusion of Ms. Vail’s academic journey came the start of her professional one. She joined Volunteers in Service to American Attorneys and the San Francisco

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CAROL MCCARTHY DUHME

Born in St. Louis in 1917, Carol McCarthy Duhme has dedicated her entire life to serving others. She got her start in 1939, when she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College and became a teacher at an elementary school for approximately five years. In 1959, Ms. Duhme joined the St. Louis Association of Congregational Church, and, except for a brief interlude from 1964 to 1966 when she served as a trustee at the First Congregational Church of St. Louis, she stayed there the rest of her career. During that time, between 1959 and 1995, she held the positions of moderator, member of the church council, member of the board of deaconesses, member of the board of deacons, and

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