Nester, Marian L(ow) (1910– )
A researcher in parapsychology, she was born on June 8,
1910, in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. She studied at Smith
College (B.A., 1932) and Boston University (M.Ed., 1940). She
was a school teacher (1933–44), a staff member of the United
Service Organization, Travelers Aid Society (1944–46), a staff
member of a publishing firm (1946–51), and a freelance editor
and researcher (beginning in 1951). She was an associate member
of the Parapsychological Association and a research assistant
at the Parapsychology Foundation (1958–62) where she
worked on experiments connected with survival and mediumship
and assisted in a survey of death-bed hallucinations.
Sources
Nester, Marian L. ‘‘New Methods of Parapsychology.’’ Tomorrow
9, no. 4 (1961).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.