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SaLees Smith Seddon (1915 - 1984)

. Mrs. SaLees (Smith) Seddon, daughter of Luther Ely Smith (June 11, 1873 - April 2, 1951). Luther Ely Smith was a St. Louis Lawyer and civic booster and is referred to by the National Park Service...

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Alice Cooper Bailey (1890 - 1978)

Alice Cooper Bailey, wrote several articles and books including two Dutch folk stories, a popular Hawaiian children's book Kimo in 1928, and a biography of Robert Louis Stevenson in 1966. She was part ...

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Dorothy Kunhardt (1901 - 1979)

Dorothy Kunhardt (née Dorothy Meserve; September 29, 1901 – December 23, 1979) was an American children's-book author, best known for the baby book Pat the Bunny. She was also a histori...

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<private> Chasin (Rockefeller)

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Dorothy Aldis (1896 - 1966)

Dorothy Aldis (March 13, 1896 – July 4, 1966) was a children's author and poet.

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Julia Clifford Lathrop MP (1858 - 1932)

|1071 Social Reformer. A college friend of Hull House founder Jane Addams, she worked for Addams as a county visitor and later served as a member of the Illinois State Board of Charities. In 1901 s...

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Meg Wolitzer MP

Meg Wolitzer (born May 28, 1959) is an American writer, best known for The Wife, The Ten-Year Nap, The Uncoupling, and The Interestings. She currently works as an instructor in the MFA program at Sto...

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Margaret Bateson MP (1901 - 1978)

Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. She earn...

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Laura Benét MP (1884 - 1979)

Born at Fort Hamilton, New York, on June 1, 1884, the daughter of Colonel James Walker and Frances Neill Rose Benet. She graduated from the Emma Willard School, Troy, New York; received a B.A. degree...

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Anne Clark Martindell (1914 - 2008)

Anne Clark Martindell (July 18, 1914 – June 11, 2008) was an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey, as well as a diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to New Zealand f...

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<private> Roosevelt (Showker)

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Sally Sterling Quinn MP

Icel, Yenişehir, Mersin Province, Turkey

Sally Sterling Quinn (born July 1, 1941) is an American author and journalist, who writes about religion for a blog at The Washington Post.

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Caroline Young Rheault (1927 - 2006)

Caroline "Nan" Young (1927–2006) was a Vassar College student from New York. She married Robert Bradley Rheault and they had three children: Susanne; Michèle; and Robert B. "Skid" Rheau...

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Elizabeth Hughes Gossett (1907 - 1981)

Elizabeth Hughes Gossett (August 19, 1907 - April 21, 1981) the daughter of U.S. politician Charles Evans Hughes, was one of the first patients treated with insulin. She received over 42,000 insulin ...

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Avis Thayer Bohlen MP

Avis Thayer Bohlen (born 20 April 1940 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania) is a diplomat and former Assistant Secretary for Arms Control (1999–2002) and United States Ambassador to Bulgaria (1996 ...

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Ali MacGraw MP

Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw (born April 1, 1939) is an American actress. She first gained attention for her role in Goodbye, Columbus in 1969, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Prom...

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Florieda Batson (1900 - 1996)

Florieda Batson was captain of the first American women's Olympic team. Florieda Batson (born November 20, 1900, New Orleans, Louisiana; died January 31, 1996, New Orleans) was an American hurdler ...

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Amy Goodman MP

Amy Goodman (born April 13, 1957) is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East...

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Babette Deutsch MP (1895 - 1982)

Babette Deutsch (September 22, 1895 – November 13, 1982) was an American poet, critic, translator, and novelist. Born in New York City, the daughter of Michael and Melanie (Fisher) Deutsch, ...

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Alice Stewart Trillin (1938 - 2001)

Alice Stewart Trillin (May 8, 1938 – September 11, 2001) was an American educator, author, film producer and longtime muse to her husband, author Calvin Trillin. She was also known for her w...

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Judith Krantz MP

Judith Krantz (born on January 9, 1928) is a Jewish-American novelist who writes in the romance genre. Her works include Scruples, Princess Daisy, and Till We Meet Again. Contents [show] Biography[...

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Betty Friedan MP (1921 - 2006)

Betty Friedan (February 4, 1921 - February 4, 2006) was an American writer, activist, and feminist. A leading figure in the Women's Movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique ...

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Dorothy Schiff MP (1903 - 1989)

Dorothy Schiff, owner of The New York Post for 37 years, died early yesterday in her apartment on the East Side of Manhattan. She was 86 years old. The Post's vice president for editorial and adm...

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Erica Jong MP

Erica Jong (née Mann; born March 26, 1942) is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry, and particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying. The book became famously...

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Edith Elsas (1914 - 2010)

Family-Placed Death Notice ELSAS, Edith EDITH LEVY ELSAS Edith Levy Elsas died peacefully at home on December 24th, 2010, surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, friends and caregivers. She...

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Dorothy Reed Mendenhall (1874 - 1964)

Dorothy Mabel Reed Mendenhall (1874-1964) a prominent pediatric physician specializing in cellular pathology. In 1901 she proved that Hodgkin's disease was not a form of tuberculosis, and discovered ...

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Sam Endicott MP

Samuel Bingham "Sam" Endicott (born August 13, 1974) is an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, director and lead singer of The Mercy Beat. Early life Background and education End...

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Anne Gansevoort Draper (1921 - 2001)

Anne Gansevoort Draper, was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 17, 1921, and received a degree in Economics from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts in 1943. She worked as an economist for the ...

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Anne Cleveland (1916 - 2009)

With a keen wit and distinctive visual style, Anne Thorburn Cleveland’s cartoons of life at Vassar during the 1930’s give vibrant insight into college life in the mid-twentieth cent...

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Louise Gilman Hutchins (1911 - 1996)

Dr. Louise Gilman Hutchins (1911–1996) was president and board director for the Mountain Maternal Health League in Berea, Kentucky for 47 years. Family and early life Dr. Louise Gilman Hut...

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Anne Armstrong (1927 - 2008)

Anne Legendre Armstrong (December 27, 1927 – July 30, 2008) was a United States diplomat and politician, and the first female Counselor to the President; she served in that capacity under both...

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Sylvia Plath MP (1932 - 1963)

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932–February 11, 1963) is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two collections The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In...

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Margaret Booth (1880 - 1953)

Margaret Booth, intellectual and cultural mentor for the Montgomery area for almost forty years, is remembered for the advances she made in education for women. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, on Septem...

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Julia Tutwiler ("angel of the prisons") (1841 - 1916)

Social Reformer and Educator. Julia Tutwiler was an Alabama advocate for education and prison reform and a poet. Graduating in the first class of Vassar College, she served as co-principal of t...

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Hilda Crosby Standish (1902 - 2005)

Hilda Crosby Standish (1902 – June 1, 2005) was a pioneer in the birth control movement in the state of Connecticut. In 1935, she became medical director of the Maternal Health Center in Hartf...

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Catherine Roraback (1920 - 2007)

Catherine Gertrude "Katie" Roraback (September 17, 1920 – October 17, 2007) was a civil rights attorney in Connecticut, best known for representing Estelle Griswold and Dr. C. Lee Buxton in th...

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Madeleine L'Engle (1918 - 2007)

Madeleine L'Engle (/ˈmædəlɪn ˈlɛŋɡəl/; November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007; née Camp) was an American writer best known ...

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Sarah Goddard Power (1835 - 1887)

Sarah Goddard Power (June 19, 1935 – March 24, 1987) was a United States Democratic Party activist and University of Michigan Regent who committed suicide by falling out a window at the Burt...

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Merze Tate (1905 - 1996)

Merze Tate (February 6, 1905 – June 27, 1996) was a professor, scholar and expert on United States diplomacy. She was the first African-American graduate of Western Michigan Teachers College, ...

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Anna Louise Strong (1885 - 1970)

Anna Louise Strong (November 24, 1885 – March 29, 1970) was a 20th-century American journalist and activist, best known for her reporting on and support for communist movements in the Soviet U...

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Angelina Weld Grimke MP (1880 - 1958)

Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) was an African-American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance; she was one of the firs...

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Susanne Langer (1895 - 1985)

Susanne Katherina Langer (née Knauth) (December 20, 1895 – July 17, 1985) was an American philosopher of mind and of art, who was influenced by Ernst Cassirer and Alfred North Whitehead...

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Anne Spencer Lindbergh (1940 - 1993)

Anne Spencer Lindbergh (1940—1993), daughter of aviators/authors Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was an American author, primarily of children's literature. Lindbergh was raised...

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Virginia Gildersleeve MP (1877 - 1965)

Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (October 3, 1877 – July 7, 1965) was an American academic, the long-time Dean of Barnard College, and the sole female US delegate to the April 1945 San Francisco ...

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Elizabeth Parks Killian (1907 - 1988)

Elizabeth Parks was the wife of Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (July 24, 1904 – January 29, 1988) who was the 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1948 until 1959. K...

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Elinor Sophia Guggenheimer MP (1912 - 2008)

Elinor Sophia Coleman "Ellie" Guggenheimer (11 April 1912 – 29 September 2008) was an American civic leader, author, and philanthropist in New York City. Life and career Born in Manhattan,...

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Katharine Fowler-Billings (1902 - 1997)

Katharine (Kay) Fowler Billings (1902 – December 17, 1997) was an accomplished naturalist and geologist, married to Marland Pratt Billings. She was raised in Boston, studied at Bryn Mawr Colle...

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Frances Hackett (1890 - 1984)

Frances Goodrich (December 21, 1890 – January 29, 1984) was an American dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her collaborations with her partner and husband Albert Hackett. Early life ...

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Frances Rich (1910 - 2007)

Frances Rich (January 8, 1910 – October 14, 2007) was an American actress and sculptor. She was the daughter of silent screen actress Irene Frances Luther Rich and salesman Elvo Elcourt De...

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Donah Benrimo Lithauer (1901 - 1995)

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Barnard College, June 1922 .... Donah Benrimo Lithauer, 215 West 98th Street Sources Links

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Joan Rivers MP (1933 - 2014)

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (born June 8, 1933), better known by her stage name Joan Rivers , is an American television personality, comedian, writer, film director, and actress. She is known for her ribal...

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Josephine Hull (1877 - 1957)

Josephine Hull (January 3, 1877 – March 12, 1957) was an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had a successful 50-year career on stage while taking some of her...

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Ann Harding (1902 - 1981)

Ann Harding (August 7, 1902 – September 1, 1981) was an American theatre, motion picture, radio, and television actress. Early years Born Dorothy Walton Gatley at Fort Sam Houston in San A...

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Beatrice Weeks (1897 - 1931)

In 1929, Bela Lugosi took his place in Hollywood society and scandal when he married wealthy San Francisco widow Beatrice Weeks, but she filed for divorce four months later. Weeks cited actress Clara...

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Tammy Baldwin, US Senator MP

Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (born February 11, 1962) is the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party . She previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisc...

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Eleanora Frances Bliss Knopf (1883 - 1974)

Eleanora Frances Bliss Knopf (1883–1974) was a geologist who worked for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and did research in the Appalachians during the first two decades of the twen...

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Elizabeth Rudel Smith, Treasurer of the United States (1911 - 1997)

Elizabeth ("Libby") Rudel Smith Gatov (April 27, 1911 – January 25, 1997) was a leader of the California Democratic Party who served as Treasurer of the United States, 1961-1962. Early life ...

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Lauren Graham MP

Lauren Helen Graham (born March 16, 1967) is an American actress, producer and novelist. She is best known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on the WB Network dramedy series Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman...

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Sara Haines MP

Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States

Sara Hilary Haines (born September 18, 1977 in Newton, Iowa) is a correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America. Links TVbizwire , Wikipedia , Today.com , Sara Haines gives her dad a dapper...

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Mary Ellin Barrett MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Mary Ellin Barrett, oldest daughter of Ellin (Mackay) and composer Irving Berlin, was born on November 25, 1926. She grew up in New York City, where she attended the Brearl...

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Caroline Frances Leavitt (deceased)

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Almira Fay Leavitt (deceased)

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Mary Pillsbury Lord (1904 - 1978)

Mary Pillsbury Lord (November 14, 1904 – July 21, 1978) was a civic worker and officer in several charitable organizations, as well as serving as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations General ...

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Cynthia Nixon MP

Cynthia Ellen Nixon (born April 9, 1966) is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998–2004), the film Sex and the City (2008) a...

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Ruth Anne (“Rusty”) Hendrickson (1922 - 2011)

Ruth Anne (“Rusty”) Hendrickson (May 28, 1922 – August 5, 2011), was a Columbus, Ohio native and school administrator, who attended the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia and Bryn ...

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Louise Cochrane (1918 - 2012)

Louise Cochrane (22 December 1918 – 13 February 2012) was an American-born writer and television producer best known for creating the BBC Children's TV programme Rag, Tag and Bobtail in the ea...

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Margaret "Peggy" Winslow (1921 - 2012)

Margaret "Peggy" Winslow met future Virginia Congressman, Joseph Lyman (Joe) Fisher, on a blind date, in her home town, Indianapolis, on January 1, 1941. She was a sophomore at Wellesley College; he ...

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Alice Mary Longfellow (c.1850 - c.1928)

Philanthropist, founding member of Radcliffe College, oldest daughter of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In 1878, she sat on a committee to consider offering classes for women taught by Harvard ...

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Elizabeth Morley Cowles (1925 - 2009)

Morley Cowles Ballantine, publisher and editor of the Durango (CO) Herald and a granddaughter of former Des Moines Register publisher Gardner Cowles, died October 10, 2009, at age 84. The cause was r...

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Virginia Lincoln (1915 - 2003)

Virginia Lincoln was well known for advancing the understanding and forecasting of radio propagation disturbances. She co-developed the sunspot prediction method for solar activity that is still used...

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Caroline Bancroft (1900 - 1985)

Journalist, Historian & Author A third-generation Coloradan, Caroline Bancroft was born into Colorado’s “upper-crust” society. Describing Denver’s history as “alive...

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Ruth Stockton MP (1916 - 1990)

Legislator; first woman president pro tem of the Colorado State Senate Ruth (Small) Stockton, was born in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. She attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and c...

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Josephine Aspinwall Bierstadt (1886 - 1976)

Josephine Aspinwall Roche (December 2, 1886 - July 1976) was a Colorado humanitarian, industrialist, activist, and politician. She was born in Neligh, Nebraska, and raised in Omaha, attending private g...

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Maxine Walsh (1911 - 1964)

Photo: Maxine Winton is pictured at right in 1954 with her husband Lawrence Edward Walsh, their daughter Janet, 10; and his mother, Lila M. Walsh. Maxine Winton of Tampa, Florida, a former Barnard Co...

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Jeannette Ridlon Piccard (1895 - 1981)

Jeannette Ridlon Piccard (January 5, 1895 – May 17, 1981) was an American high-altitude balloonist, and in later life an Episcopal priest. She held the women's altitude record for nearly three...

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Caroline Benn (1926 - 2000)

Caroline Middleton DeCamp Benn (13 October 1926 – 22 November 2000), formerly Viscountess Stansgate, was an educationalist and writer, and wife of the British Labour politician Tony Benn (form...

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Mary Eccles, Viscountess Eccles (1912 - 2003)

Mary Morley Crapo Hyde Eccles, Viscountess Eccles (8 July 1912–26 August 2003) was a book collector and author. She was renowned for establishing one of the biggest private collections of 18th...

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Helen Hooven Santmyer (deceased)

Helen Hooven Santmyer (November 25, 1895 – February 21, 1986) was an American writer. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Xenia, Ohio when she was five years old. She went to Welle...

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Lt.. Colonel Ruth Cheney Streeter (USMC) (1895 - 1990)

Ruth Cheney Streeter (October 2, 1895 – September 30, 1990) was the first director of the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve (USMCWR). In 1943, she became the first woman to attain the...

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Eleanor Bumstead Stevenson (1902 - 1987)

Eleanor "Bumpie" Bumstead Stevenson, was a 1923 graduate of Smith College. During the World War II, Eleanor Stevenson and her husband, William Edwards Stevenson, organized and administered American R...

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Margaret Kernochan Leech (1893 - 1974)

Margaret Kernochan Leech (November 7, 1893 – February 24, 1974), also known as Margaret Pulitzer, was an American historian and fiction writer. She who the Pulitzer Prize for History both in 1...

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Dora Keen (1871 - 1963)

Dora Keen (1871–1963) was an American traveler and Alpinist, also a social and educational worker. Early life She was born in Philadelphia, a daughter of the surgeon William Williams Keen....

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Laurie Anderson MP

Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, United States

Basic information by NNDB: Laurie Anderson AKA Laura Phillips Anderson Born: 5-Jun-1947 Birthplace: Wayne, IL Gender: Female Religion: Buddhist (Ben M. Angel notes: apparently studied Z...

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Ruth Rowland Nichols (1901 - 1960)

Ruth Rowland Nichols (February 23, 1901 – September 25, 1960) was an aviation pioneer. She was the only woman yet to hold simultaneous world records for speed, altitude, and distance for a fem...

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Mary Clementine Koch MP (1907 - 1990)

Art, theater, and dance comprise a significant part of Kansas culture today because of the lifelong contributions of Mary Robinson Koch. As the matriarch of Koch Industries, one of the nation's large...

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Sarah Elizabeth Brandt (1925 - 2005)

Sarah graduated from Wellesley College with a B. A. and from National College of Education she received a MEd.

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Rebecca Stevens (1912 - 1997)

The profile photograph is from Rebecca's 1933 graduation photo from Wellesley College

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Harriet Barnes Pratt (1878 - 1969)

Harriet Barnes Pratt (November 11, 1878 – 1969) was an American philanthropist, collector of Americana, non-profit administrator and horticulturist. Early years Harriet Lycinthia Barnes wa...

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Dorothy Harriet Camille Arnold MP (c.1884 - c.1910)

From Wikipedia (English) : Dorothy Harriet Camille Arnold (1884?–presumed dead 1910) was an American socialite who disappeared while walking in New York City in 1910. Early life Arnold was...

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Claire Allison Douglas (1933 - d.)

The death of 'Catcher in the Rye' author, JD Salinger, brings out some painful stories of his relationship with his second wife, Claire Douglas. Claire, daughter of art critic Professor Robert Lang...

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Jenny McKean (1923 - 1973)

Jenny McKean was a daughter of Bohemian privilege reared on the North Shore of Boston and educated at Madeira School, Vassar College and Barnard College. (Her mother was Margarett Sargent McKean, a not...

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Mary Augusta Jordan (1855 - 1941)

Daughters of American Revolution Member: Mary Augusta Jordan Nat'l #: 89189 Chapter: 1021 VT Ancestor: CHAMBERLAIN, ABIEL (A026584) Ancestor: CHAMBERLAIN, RICHARD (A026683) Ancestor: JOHNSO...

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Emily Jordan Folger (1858 - 1936)

Daughters of American Revolution Member: Emily C J Folger Nat'l #: 88146 Chapter: 1021 VT Ancestor: CHAMBERLAIN, ABIEL (A026584) Ancestor: CHAMBERLAIN, RICHARD (A026683) Ancestor: JOHNSON, ...

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Margaret Storrs Grierson (1900 - 1997)

Margaret Storrs Grierson (June 29, 1900–December 12, 1997), archivist and philosophy professor, was the founder and first director of the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. In this capa...

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