Skip to comments.Madelyn Dunham blazed a trail for women in banking
Posted on 11/03/2008 3:02:28 PM PST by Jo Nuvark
Madelyn Payne Dunham opened doors for women at Bank of Hawaii with a firm hand and no fanfare, the same way she helped raise her grandson, Barack Obama.
Dunham, 86, died last night after a battle with cancer, according to a statement from Obama and his half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng.
Petite and determined, Dunham rose from clerk to bank vice president in the space of a decade, one of two women to reach that position at Bankoh in 1970, the first ever. Dunham remained reserved then, just as she was decades later when the worlds spotlight shone on her grandson.
Shes a very down-to-earth person, a tiny little woman, said Alice Dewey, a University of Hawaii professor emeritus and family friend. No nonsense.
During Obamas historic campaign for the U.S. presidency, Dunham steadfastly ...
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...died last night...
Took a while to make the announcement.
God rest her soul.
"When I look at my four children sometimes I say to myself,Lillian,you should have stayed a virgin."
Timing the campaign ads? Naaahhhh....Osama would *never* do anything like that.
I suspect she could have died any time in the last few days. Too bad this seems timed for maximum sympathy. Sorry. I don’t believe 0bama has a conscience. I believe he would use anything and everything to manipulate people. Prayers for Mrs.Dunham’s soul. Maybe she was a decent person.
Actually, despite being a banker, she was quite the leftist herself (along with her husband, Barry’s putative grandfather, who was a truly raving leftist).
OH MAN....That’s my FAVORITE Miss Lillian quote of ALL time!!
I’m starting to think that Leftism is an illness. I wish there was a cure for it.
A whole family of RADICALS!! Is the Madelyn’s BROTHER a RADICAL ALSO??
Where are the details of this available?
A mother who's prepared to tell the truth about her worthless children.Ain't many of those around these days.At least not in this country.
Of course,we'll never even get the facts regarding Osama's birthplace from *his* family.Or from the State of Hawaii.
I don’t know anything about the brother. But all the details about the family have been posted here, and apparently Obama’s unreadable exercises in self-definition, his “autobiographies,” contain information on them.
The grandfather, of course, is the one who thought that Barry should be brought up by Frank Marshall Davis, a black Marxist radical with sexual obsessions.
The daughter, Obama’s (again, putative) mother, was a typical red diaper baby, and had indeed been raised by two very left-wing parents, Obama’s white grandfather and grandmother.
If she blazed such a big trail, how come no one has ever heard of her?
Please dont take this personally because it isnt mean to be that way.
But what you wrote is a pet peeve of mine. I read through obituaries all the time and see all of the wonderful things that people did and how great they were. But when I met them, they were idiots or jerks to their families.
Some people just cannot bring themselves to be honest about the dead. I dont mean we need to disrespect the deceased. And it is not necessary to bring up all of their ill deeds. Just let them be remembered as they were, not as if they had no sins.
When he left them two years later, the Dunhams stepped in to help raise little Barry, so his mother could go back to college and get her degree in anthropology. They also looked after Barry during his fifth-grade year and again in high school, allowing him to attend the prestigious Punahou School with help from scholarships. His mother spent those years in Indonesia, her second husbands homeland and the site of her field work as an anthropologist.
This is interesting. There has been some conflicting information about whether he was in Indonesia until age 10 or age 12. Maybe this slipped out; he came to Hawaii for grade 5 (age 10) and then went back to Indonesia until high school (age 14?). I think he tries as best he can to minimize the time he spent in Indonesia.
I have no earthly idea what you are saying?
I wanted to say something also but didn’t want to appear crass.....but my question was going to be, what kind of funeral does an atheist have? If they do not believe in God, how would they have sins? Based on what?
Whether you believe in God or not, does not mean you are without sin.
But Madeline Dunham knows that by now.
Lefty banker in Hawaii, not much beyond the ordinary. Now her daughter with the BLAZING TAIL is a different matter.
Probably hard to swallow even for lefties.
Is this a thread where we can only say nice things?
“When I look at my four children sometimes I say to myself, Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin.”
Had you posted this when her death was first announced I wouldn’t have been surprised if moderators had jumped to delete the post. It takes a while for the obvious truth to become accepted.
Ith my thongue wuthent bthleething tho bathly, I wou thbe thlaughing!
Me either. I had the same question about her background, since I never knew she blazed any trails until now, either-especially considering she would have been in her fifties at the time, and in an awkward position raising a grandchild of mixed race during the seventies.
Its kinda like the old bumper sticker:
Jesus is Coming
Everybody Look busy
Omama’s Grandmother died today
Quick, everybody act sad.
I don’t care about her politics. She was a woman, a citizen, who was not seeking the highest office in the land. I also will not blame her grandson’s views or character on her.
You will hear plenty about her when $10 million in taxpayer dollars go towards building a memorial to her in Hawaii.
Shameless Obama trying to use his dead, white grandmother to better himself. No shame there ... . Look at how he treated ole Hitlery? Another “trail blazer”.
Notice Michele and the kiddies did NOT go with him to see her and Obama was campaigning, not with Granny when he got the news ... It smells. He already threw her under the bus and he will do ANYTHING TO WIN. That we know for sure. Even infanticide doesn't phase him ... think about it.