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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 Roche (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 Winton (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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<private> Wiegand (Young)

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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 (c.1884 - c.1910)

Dorothy Harriet Camille Arnold[1] (1884?–presumed dead 1910) was an American socialite who disappeared while walking in New York City in 1910.[2] Early life Arnold was the daughter of weal...

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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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Mabel Harlakenden Grosvenor (1905 - 2006)

Dr. Mabel Harlakenden Grosvenor (Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia, July 28, 1905 – Baddeck, Nova Scotia, October 30, 2006) was a Canadian-born American pediatrician, and a granddaughter and secretar...

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Patricia Donoho (1930 - 2010)

Patricia Donoho Hughes (August 18, 1930 – January 20, 2010) was a First Lady of Maryland, married to former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes. She was educated at Sorbonne (1949) and Bryn Mawr Co...

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Mary Jobe Akeley (1886 - 1966)

Mary Jobe Akeley was an explorer and naturalist and the wife of Carl E. Akeley. She is famous as one of the earliest women explorers in Africa where she helped her husband hunt and photograph animals...

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Martha Hillard (1856 - 1947)

Martha Hillard was a daughter of Rev. Elias Brewster Hillard and Julia Whittlesey. A graduate of Vassar College, she was a college professor and had served as president of Rockford College, and was inf...

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Margaret Hamilton (1871 - 1969)

Margaret Hamilton -- (1871-1969) Third child of Montgomery and Gertrude Pond Hamilton. Her sister Alice says of Margaret "Margaret is two and half years younger than I, but because she was the only one...

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Virginia Foster Durr (1903 - 1999)

Virginia Foster Durr (August 6, 1903 – February 24, 1999) was an American and a white civil rights activist and lobbyist. She was married to lawyer Clifford Durr, who shared her ideals, was cl...

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Alice Gulick (1847 - c.1903)

Alice Gordon Gulick, who attended Mount Holyoke from 1863 to 1867, and taught philosophy at the College from 1868 to 1870, was part of this tradition. After marrying the Reverend William H. Gulick in...

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Jean Ogilvie Christie Lien (1891 - 1984)

Jean Ogilvie Christie Lien (1891–1984) was an educator. She received a degree from Wellesley College, taught in Turkey, Occidental College and University of California at Berkeley with her husband.

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Letitia Baldrige ("Doyenne of Decorum") (1926 - 2012)

Letitia Baldrige (February 9, 1926 – October 29, 2012) was an American etiquette expert and public relations executive who was most famous for serving as Jacqueline Kennedy's Social Secretary....

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Mary Ann Neville (1858 - 1884)

Mary Ann "Mollie" Keith was the only daughter of Morell Case Keith and Susan Catherine Smith. She was a graduate of Vasser College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Her father was inducted into the Great We...

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Eleanor Tydings Davies Ditzen (1904 - 1968)

One of the grandest of Washington's grande dames, Eleanor Davies Tydings Ditzen, who was the wife of one U.S. senator and the mother of another and who dined with presidents for more than 80 years, d...

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Jennie Chamberlain Watts (1869 - 1941)

Graduated from Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA in 1897. During her collegiate course, she received the Highest 2d & 4th year Honors in the History of Radcliffe. Upon her Graduation in 1897 she receive...

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Helen Gahagan Douglas, US Senate & Congress (1900 - 1980)

Helen Gahagan Douglas (November 25, 1900 – June 28, 1980) was an American actress and politician. She was the third woman and first Democratic woman elected to Congress from California; her el...

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Mary Augusta Leavitt (deceased)

Mary Augusta Leavitt was a 1899 graduate of Mount Holyoke College. Mary was a student at Boston University from 1899-1902 and a student at Harvard University in 1904. She was a physician, anaes...

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Bess Lomax Hawes (1921 - 2009)

Bess Lomax Hawes (January 21, 1921 – November 27, 2009) was an American folk musician, folklorist, and researcher. She was the daughter of John Avery Lomax and Bess Bauman-Brown Lomax, and t...

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Leonie Gilmour (1873 - 1933)

Léonie Gilmour (17 June 1873-31 December 1933) was an American educator, editor, and journalist. She was the lover and editor of the writer Yone Noguchi and the mother of sculptor Isamu Noguch...

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Mary Pinchot Meyer MP (1920 - 1964)

Mary Eno Pinchot Meyer (October 14, 1920 – October 12, 1964) was an American socialite, painter, former wife of Central Intelligence Agency official Cord Meyer and close friend of US president...

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Dorothy Fosdick (1913 - 1997)

Dorothy Fosdick (born April 17, 1913- died February 5, 1997) was an American foreign affairs expert. Early life and education She was the daughter of Harry Emerson Fosdick, who was the first ...

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Florence Converse (1871 - 1967)

Florence Converse (1871–1967) was an American author. Biography Florence Converse was born in New Orleans in 1871. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1893 and was a member of ...

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Vida Dutton Scudder (1861 - 1954)

(Julia) Vida Dutton Scudder (December 15, 1861 - October 9, 1954) was an American educator, writer, and welfare activist in the social gospel movement. She was one of the most prominent lesbian autho...

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Cynthia Whitbeck Risk (1924 - 2009)

Cynthia Whitbeck Risk of Cummington, MA died at home on March 13, 2009. The daughter of Sterling and Virginia Eastman Whitbeck, she was born in Northampton, MA, on July 10, 1924. She graduated from T...

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Virginia Eastman Whitbeck (1896 - 1991)

Daughter of Elaine Goodale and Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa). Graduated Wellesley College and worked in DC for Bureau of War risk insurance.

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Dr. Elaine Goodale Whitbeck (1933 - 2010)

Dr. Elaine Goodale Whitbeck, formerly of Kingston, died on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Mercy Center, Dallas, where she has resided for the past seven years. She was a daughter of Sterling and Virgini...

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Dora Read Goodale (1866 - 1915)

Dora Read Goodale After graduating from Smith College, Dora published her first independent book of poetry in 1887, Heralds of Easter. She became a teacher of art and English in Reading, Connecti...

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Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863 - 1953)

Elaine Goodale Eastman In 1881 Elaine published The Journal of a Farmer's Daughter. Two years later she became a teacher at the Hampton Institute, a historically black college in Virginia for...

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Diane Sawyer MP

Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is the current anchor of ABC News' flagship program, ABC World News. Previously, Sawyer had been co-anchor of ABC News's morning news program, Good Morning ...

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Emily Couric (1947 - 2001)

Emily Couric (June 5, 1947 – October 18, 2001) was a Virginia Democratic state senator from Charlottesville. Couric was born to Elinor (Hene) Couric, a homemaker and part-time writer, an...

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Juliet Stuart Poyntz (1886 - c.1937)

Juliet Stuart Poyntz (1886–1937) was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and a founding member of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA). After resigning ...

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Mary 'Emma' Miller (Guffey) (1874 - 1970)

Member, Democratic National Committee. Served in National politics for 44 years and was oldest member of DNC at her death. Emma (Guffey) Miller, Democratic Party leader, was born Mary Emma Guffey at ...

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Dorothy Priscilla "Patsy" Collins (1920 - 2003)

Dorothy Priscilla ("Patsy") Bullitt Collins was a Seattle philanthropist. Born in Seattle on September 24, 1920 to the wealthy A. Scott Bullitt and Dorothy Bullitt, during her childhood she lived in ...

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Mary Therese Wilson (1912 - 1989)

) Mary Therese McCarthy (June 21, 1912 – October 25, 1989) was an American author, critic and political activist. Early life Born in Seattle, Washington, to Roy Winfield McCarthy and h...

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Barbara W. Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (/ˈtʌkmən/; January 30, 1912 – February 6, 1989) was an American historian and author. She became widely known first for The Guns of August (later...

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Lindsay Ann Crouse MP

Lindsay Ann Crouse (born May 12, 1948) is an American actress. Early life Crouse was born in New York City, the daughter of Anna (née Erskine) and Russel Crouse, a playwright. Her mate...

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Edith Leah Lesley (1872 - 1953)

Edith Lesley, American educator and founder of Lesley University, was born 27 January 1872 in the Panama Canal Zone, then a U.S. protectorate, and died 16 May 1953 at Boston in the U.S. state of Mass...

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Jane Aiken Hodge (1917 - 2009)

Jane Aiken Hodge (December 4, 1917 – June 17, 2009) was an American-born British writer. Life Born near Cambridge, Massachusetts to Pulitzer prize-winning poet Conrad Aiken and his fir...

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Charlotte Elizabeth Leavitt (1880 - d.)

Charlotte Elizabeth Leavitt was a graduate of Mount Holyoke College born to American missionary parents in Osaka, Japan. Charlotte Leavitt was a college classmate and lifelong friend of Frances Perkins...

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Maribel Vinson MP (1911 - 1961)

Maribel Yerxa Vinson-Owen (October 12, 1911 – February 15, 1961) was an American figure skater and coach. She competed in the disciplines of ladies singles and pair skating. As a single skat...

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Caroline F. Ware (1899 - 1990)

Caroline Farrar Ware (1899–1990) was a professor of history at American University and a New Deal activist. Ware received her A.B. from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie in 1920, her A.M. f...

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New York, NY, USA

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Olive May Winchester (1879 - 1947)

Olive May Winchester (1879 — 1947) was an American ordained minister and a pioneer biblical scholar and theologian in the Church of the Nazarene, who was in 1912 the first woman ordained by an...

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Dr. Marian Irwin Osterhout (1888 - 1973)

Obituary from New York Times, May 12, 1973 MARIAN OSTERHOUT, PHYSIOLOGIST, DEAD Dr. Marian Irwin Osterhout, long associated with the Rockefeller University and the Marine Biological Laboratory as...

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Agnes Irwin (1841 - 1914)

Agnes Irwin (December 30, 1841 – December 5, 1914) was an American educator, best known as the first dean of Radcliffe College from 1894–1909 and as the principal of the West Penn Squar...

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Josephine Hull (c.1883 - 1957)

Josephine Hull (born January 3, reportedly 1886, but probably 1883– died March 12, 1957) was an Academy Award winning American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had ...

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Joyce Ballou Gregorian (1946 - 1991)

Joyce Ballou Gregorian Hampshire (July 5, 1946 -April 29, 1991) was an American author, expert on Oriental rugs, and lover of Arabian horses. Life Joyce Ballou Gregorian was born in Boston, M...

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Phebe Ballou (1912 - 1999)

Phebe Ballou attended Wellesley College. She was a regional president of the Girl Scouts and founding Director of the United Nation's Asian Women's Institute.

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Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879 - 1944)

Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944) was an American writer, born in Brockton, Massachusetts, and educated at Radcliffe College. She was a reader in English at Bryn Mawr, 1901-10. Mrs. Gerould...

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Mary Parker Follett (1868 - 1933)

Mary Parker Follett (3 September 1868 – 18 December 1933) was an American social worker, management consultant and pioneer in the fields of organizational theory and organizational behavior. S...

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Abigail Anne "Gibbie" Folger (1943 - 1969)

Abigail Anne "Gibbie" Folger (August 11, 1943 – August 9, 1969) was an American coffee heiress, debutante, socialite, volunteer, civil rights devotee and member of the prominent United States ...

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Thérèse Bonney (1894 - 1978)

Thérèse Bonney (born Mabel Bonney, Syracuse, New York, July 15, 1894 - Paris, France, January 15, 1978) was an American photographer and publicist. Bonney was best known for her ima...

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Tryphosa Bates-Batcheller (1876 - 1952)

Tryphosa Bates-Batcheller (April 14, 1876–1952), born Tryphosa Duncan Bates, was an American socialite, club woman and concert singer. She is often mentioned in the same context as Florence Fo...

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Fannie Fern Andrews (1867 - 1950)

Fannie Fern Andrews (Phillips) (1867–1950) was an American lecturer, teacher, social worker, and writer. Biography Andrews was born at Margaretsville (Nova Scotia), and educated at the...

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Alice B. Adams (1925 - 1999)

) Alice Adams (August 14, 1926 – May 27, 1999)[1] was an American novelist, short story writer, and university professor. She was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, grew up in Chapel Hill, ...

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Henrietta Swan Leavitt MP (1868 - 1921)

Henrietta Swan Leavitt (July 4, 1868 – December 12, 1921) was an American astronomer. A graduate of Radcliffe College, in 1893 Leavitt started working at the Harvard College Observatory as a "...

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