Marian English-Huse ’87
August 30, 2017
Marian is originally from Ohio and has also lived and worked in Tanzania, Vermont, Washington, Ethiopia and Norway. As an undergraduate she was a Student Senator and chaired a major campus-wide Symposium at the Ohio State University. Her working life before entering law school was as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a teacher, a librarian and a small business owner. She was nominated for the Vermont Legislature, appointed to the Vermont Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, and chaired the Vermont Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee. She organized and chaired the Southwest Washington Chapter of the ACLU, and was recognized in 1987 by the ACLU of Washington with the Civil Libertarian Award .
She also graduated from the Law School in 1987 and was in general practice in Portland and Vancouver. She eventually moved to Norway, and has split her life between Norway and either Vancouver or West Palm Beach Florida for most of the past 25 years. She retired and moved back to Vancouver recently to be near her children and grandchildren, and she currently volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children. She supports the law school out of gratitude both for her own experience there, and for the important work it is doing in training talented and accomplished lawyers in the service of protecting the environment and combating climate change which she feels is the most important challenge of this era.