Ruth Harris & Ralph Bunche

1928 - 1971
Ralph Bunche and Ruth Harris  
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Ruth Harris and Ralph Bunche were married for 41 years before Ralph Bunche died, leaving behind his partner and 3 children.

They had 3 children, Joan, Jane and Ralph (78).

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Relationship Statistics

StatusDurationLength
Married23rd Dec 1929 - 9th Dec 1971 41 years, 12 months
Total 1928 - 9th Dec 1971 43 years, 11 months


(June 23, 1930 - December 9, 1971) (his death) (3 children) While teaching at Howard University in 1928, Bunche met Ruth Harris as one of his students. They later started seeing each other and married June 23, 1930. The couple had three children: Joan Harris Bunche (b. Dec 6, 1931 - Jun 28, 2015), Jane Johnson Bunche (b. May 7, 1933 - Oct 9, 1966), and Ralph J. Bunche, Jr. (b. 1943). His grandson, Ralph J. Bunche III, is the General Secretary of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, an international membership organization established to facilitate the voices of unrepresented and marginalised nations and peoples worldwide. On October 9, 1966, their daughter Jane Bunche Pierce fell or jumped from the roof of her Riverdale, Bronx apartment building; her death was believed to be suicide. She left no note. She and her husband Burton Pierce, a Cornell alumnus and labor relations executive, had three children. Their apartment was on the first floor of the building.

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Relationship Timeline

1943 - Child

1931 - Child

23rd June, 1930 - Marriage

(June 23, 1930 - December 9, 1971) (his death) (3 children)

1928 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Name
Ruth Harris
Ralph Bunche
Age (at start of relationship)
21
23
Zodiac
Leo
Aries
Occupation
Spouse
Diplomat
Nationality
American
American
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Children

NameGenderBornAge
JoanFemale
JaneFemale
RalphMale194379 years old

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