Gladys Wilson Bundy
18th woman admitted to Vermont Bar. Served as missionary in the Orient. Was involved with the Bethel Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, State Republican Committee, and Bethel Library Board.
Date of Birth12/29/1890
Date of Death04/1973
Gladys Wilson Bundy was born in Bethel, VT in 1890. Her father was Guy Wilson, who was well known in the Bethel area. He sold real estate and was also known for his historical research.
Gladys Bundy graduated from Whitcomb High School in Bethel, Vermont in 1910. She then went on to Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, from which she graduated in 1914 and became a teacher. In 1917, she married Robert Edgar Bundy. After marriage, they traveled to the Orient as Episcopal missionaries. Robert and Gladys Bundy adopted one daughter, Doris Aprilliano.
In 1938, Bundy became the 18th woman admitted to the Vermont bar. She opened a solo practice in Bethel which focused on wills, estates, and real estate transactions.
Gladys and Robert Bundy were linked to Owen Lattimore during the McCarthy Investigations. Owen Lattimore was a scholar of China and Central Asia. He was accused of being a Russian spy. Both Gladys Bundy and her husband are listed in the State Department of Loyalty Investigation, under Exhibit No. 85 "Signers of Letters From People who Know Owen Lattimore's Work." Gladys Bundy is listed as a lawyer and Republican Clubwoman.
Gladys Bundy was also very involved in her local community. Some of the organizations she was part of include the Bethel Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, State Republican Committee, and Bethel Library Board.
Organizations or Movements
- Vermont Bar
- Bethel Historical Society
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- State Republican Committee
- Bethel Library Board
- Town Clerk
- Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (1914)