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Marvin Pierce

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sharpesville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Rye, Westchester, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Scott Pierce I and Miss Mabel Marvin
Husband of Pauline Robinson
Father of Barbara Bush, First Lady; <private> Pierce; James R Robinson Pierce and <private> Pierce
Brother of Charlotte Pierce and Barbara Pierce

Occupation: president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular women's magazines Redbook and McCall's.
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Marvin Pierce

Marvin Pierce (1893-1969), was president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular women's magazines Redbook and McCall's. He was a 1916 graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Known to reside at 193 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye NY in 1930 while with McCall Corp.

His ancestor, an early New England colonist named Thomas Pierce, was also an ancestor of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. He is the maternal grandfather of President George W. Bush.

Pierce married Pauline Robinson whom W magazine once described as "beautiful, fabulous, critical, and meddling" and "a former beauty from Ohio with extravagant tastes". In 1949, Pauline was killed in an automobile accident 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 stone wall, killing Pauline instantly.

Their third child was Barbara Pierce, later the wife 41st President George H.W. Bush.

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Marvin Pierce (17 June 1893–17 July 1969), was president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular women's magazines Redbook and McCall's. He was born in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania and was a 1916 graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

His ancestor, an early New England colonist named Thomas Pierce, was also an ancestor of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. He is the maternal grandfather of President George W. Bush.

At Miami University, he was nicknamed "Monk" and was a stand-out athlete in football and several other sports. He was inducted into Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1972.

Pierce married Pauline Robinson whom W magazine once described 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 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 stone wall, killing Pauline instantly.

Their third child was Barbara Pierce, later became the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.

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Marvin Pierce's Timeline

1893
June 17, 1893
Sharpesville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
1900
1900
Age 6
Harrison, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
1900
Age 6
Harrison, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
1910
1910
Age 16
Montgomery, Ohio, USA
1910
Age 16
Montgomery, Ohio, USA
1918
August 1918
Age 25
1918
Age 24
Montgomery, Ohio, United States
1920
1920
Age 26
Bronx, New York, United States
1920
Age 26
Bronx, Bronx, New York, USA