Dorothy Munro 
and Linus Pauling

Dorothy Bruce Munro
(1915-2001)

In Memoriam


Dorothy Munro, personal assistant to Linus Pauling for 23 years, died on April 16, 2001, in Santa Cruz, California. Ms. Munro, a direct descendant of Scotland's King Robert the Bruce (1274-1329), was born in Ireland in 1915. She immigrated to the United States at an early age and spent many years in Pasadena, California. Ms. Munro served as Linus Pauling's secretary and assistant at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, California, where she arranged his schedule and prepared manuscripts. With Dr. Zelek Herman, she compiled and published "The Publications of Professor Linus Pauling", comprising over 1,100 entries. Ms. Munro retired in 1996 when the Institute moved to Oregon. Ms. Munro is survived by her daughter, Jane; her son, Charles; and three grandchildren. She is fondly remembered for her dedication to Linus Pauling and her tremendous knowledge about him, her terrific spirit and wit, and her tireless and enduring contributions to the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine.

Last updated November, 2001


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