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Anne Revere (1903 - 1990)

Anne Revere (June 25, 1903 – December 18, 1990) was an American stage, film, and television actress. Early life Born in New York City, Revere was a direct descendant of American Revolu...

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Kay Brown Barrett (1902 - 1995)

Kay Brown Barrett (December 7, 1902 — January 18, 1995) was a Hollywood talent scout and agent beginning in the 1930s. She is most famous for bringing Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the...

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宋美齡 Mayling Soong (1898 - 2003)

Soong May-ling or Soong Mei-ling, also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek or Madame Chiang, was a First Lady of the Republic of China (ROC), the wife of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek. She wa...

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Helen Barrett Montgomery (1861 - 1934)

Helen Barrett Montgomery (July 31, 1861 – October 19, 1934) was an American social reformer, educator and writer. In 1921 she was elected as the first woman president of the Northern Baptist...

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Henrietta Wells Livermore (1864 - 1933)

Henrietta Wells Livermore (May 22, 1864 - October 15, 1933) organized the first meeting of suffragists at her Park Avenue apartment in 1910, which became the Women's National Republican Club. Bio...

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Janath R. Cannon (1918 - 2007)

Janath Russell Cannon (October 28, 1918 – July 5, 2007) was a counselor to Barbara B. Smith in the general presidency of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (...

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Bertha Sheppard Adkins (1906 - 1983)

Bertha Sheppard Adkins was born in Salisbury, Maryland on August 24, 1906. She was an educator, political activist, public servant, and a community leader. Early life Adkins graduated (at age...

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Eleanor Raymond (1887 - 1989)

Eleanor Raymond (March 24, 1887 – July 4, 1989) was an American architect who built and designed the first occupied, solar-powered house in the United States. Early life Raymond was bo...

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Winifred Edgerton Merrill (1862 - 1951)

Winifred Edgerton, the first American woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics, was born in Ripon, Wisconsin. She was a direct descendent of Elder William Brewster of Plymouth Colony. She received her...

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Helen Abbot Merrill (1864 - 1949)

Helen Abbot Merrill (1864 – 1949) was an American mathematician, educator and textbook author. Biography Born in New Jersey the daughter of an insurance claims adjuster and a housewife...

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Hope Portocarrero Debayle (1929 - 1991)

Hope Portocarrero Debayle (1929 – 5 October 1991) was the First Lady of Nicaragua, the wife of dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle and mother of Anastasio Somoza Portocarrero. She was named to t...

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Mary Rockwell Hook (1877 - 1978)

Mary Rockwell Hook (September 8, 1877 – September 8, 1978) was an American architect and a pioneer for women in architecture. She designed throughout the United States. According to the In...

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Katherine K. Davis (1892 - 1980)

Katherine Kennicott Davis (June 25, 1892 - April 20, 1980) was a composer, pianist, and author of the famous Christmas tune "The Little Drummer Boy". Biography She was born in St. Joseph, Mis...

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Margaret Henderson Floyd (1932 - 1997)

Dr. Margaret Henderson Floyd (1932-18 October 1997) was Professor of Architectural History at Tufts University. She was an expert on Boston architecture. Her writing includes several titles on the wo...

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Barbara McMartin (1931 - 2005)

Barbara McMartin (1931–2005) was an American mathematician who became an environmentalist and author of books on the Adirondack Mountains. Life Barbara McMartin was born November 18, 1...

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Charlotte Murray Curtis (1928 - 1987)

Charlotte Murray Curtis (December 19, 1928 – April 16, 1987) was a journalist, columnist and editor at the New York Times. Career Curtis worked as a reporter and society editor for the...

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Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914)

Adelaide Crapsey (September 9, 1878 – October 8, 1914) was an American poet. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Rochester, New York, daughter of Episcopal priest Algernon Sidney Cra...

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Virginia Monroe Quick (1898 - 1985)

Virginia Monroe Quick graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1922 and went on to teach Latin at many high schools.

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Eva March Tappan (1854 - 1930)

Eva March Tappan (December 26, 1854 – January 29, 1930) was a teacher and American author born in Blackstone, Massachusetts, the only child of Reverend Edmund March Tappan and Lucretia Log&#...

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Elizabeth Williams Champney (1850 - 1922)

Profile photo: Cover of Champney's Three Vassar Girls Abroad Elizabeth "Lizzie" Williams Champney (February 6, 1850 – October 13, 1922) was an American author of numerous articles and novels...

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Mary Calderone (1904 - 1998)

Mary Steichen Calderone (July 1, 1904 - October 24, 1998) was a physician and a public health advocate for sexual education. She served as president and co-founder of the Sex Information and Educatio...

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Louise Crane (1913 - 1997)

Profie photo: Louise Crane is on the left (with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop) Louise Crane (1913–1997), a prominent American philanthropist. Crane was a friend to some of New...

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Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Marianne Moore (November 15, 1887 – February 5, 1972) was an American Modernist poet and writer noted for her irony and wit. Life Moore was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, in the manse of ...

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Eleanor Clark (1913 - 1996)

Eleanor Clark (July 6, 1913 – February 16, 1996) was an American writer. She was born in Los Angeles. She attended Vassar College in the 1930s and was involved with the literary magazine Con S...

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Mary Whiton Calkins (1863 - 1930)

Mary Whiton Calkins (1863–1930) was an American philosopher and psychologist. Calkins was also the first woman to become president of the American Psychological Association. Early life ...

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Margaret Floy Washburn (1871 - 1939)

Margaret Floy Washburn (July 25, 1871 – October 29, 1939), leading American psychologist in the early 20th century, was best known for her experimental work in animal behavior and motor th...

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Dr. Bernadine Healy (1944 - 2011)

Bernadine Patricia Healy (August 4, 1944 – August 6, 2011) was an American physician, cardiologist, academic and a former head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She was a professor...

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Elizabeth Bishop MP (1911 - 1979)

Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an American poet, short-story writer, and recipient of the 1976 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. She was the Poet Laureate o...

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Jane Fonda MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Bal...

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Marvin Breckinridge (1905 - 2002)

Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson (October 2, 1905 – December 11, 2002) (Marvin Breckinridge Patterson, or Marvin Breckinridge), was an American photojournalist, cinematographer, and phil...

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Ruth Maxson Adams (1883 - 1970)

Ruth Maxon Adams (1883-1970) was an American architect. Adams grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, the only child of a Yale professor George Burton Adams. As a child, she visited England, with her fa...

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Rear Adm. Grace Hopper MP (1906 - 1992)

Click here to view information about Grace Hopper from Wikipedia. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States N...

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Ellen Churchill Semple (1863 - 1932)

Ellen Churchill Semple (January 8, 1863 – May 8, 1932) was an American geographer. Ellen was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the youngest of five children by Alexander Bonner Semple and Emer...

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Ellen Swallow Richards (1842 - 1911)

Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (December 3, 1842 – March 30, 1911) was the foremost female industrial and environmental chemist in the United States in the 19th century, pioneering the fie...

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Christine Ladd-Franklin (1847 - 1930)

Christine Ladd-Franklin (December 1, 1847 – March 5, 1930) was the first American woman psychologist, logician, and mathematician. Early Life and Early Education Christine Ladd-Fra...

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Anne Armant Armstrong (1827 - 1908)

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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Inez Milholland (1886 - 1916)

Inez Milholland Boissevain (August 6, 1886 – November 25, 1916) was a suffragist, labor lawyer, World War I correspondent, and public speaker who greatly influenced the women's movement in A...

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Crystal Catherine Eastman MP (1881 - 1928)

' Crystal Catherine Eastman (June 25, 1881 – July 8, 1928) was a lawyer, antimilitarist, feminist, socialist, and journalist. She is best remembered as a leader in the fight for women's right ...

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Elizabeth Bentley (Soviet Union spy) (1908 - 1963)

Elizabeth Terrill Bentley (January 1, 1908 – December 3, 1963) was an American spy for the Soviet Union from 1938 until 1945. In 1945 she defected from the Communist Party and Soviet intelli...

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Lisa Kudrow MP

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Lisa Marie Diane Kudrow is an American actress, best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the television sitcom Friends, for which she received many accolades including an Emmy Award and two Screen A...

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Meryl Streep MP

Meryl Streep is an American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected movie actors of the modern era. Streep has received...

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Eleanor Fitchen (1912 - 2009)

Eleanor Beach Fitchen (October 9, 1912 in Manhattan - April 20, 2009) was a conservationist, preservationist and philanthropist. From her earliest years until her death in April 2009, Eleanor led a r...

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Alice Huyler Ramsey (1886 - 1983)

Alice Huyler Ramsey (11 November 1886 – 10 September 1983) was the first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast. Biography Ramsey was born Alice Taylor Huyler, the...

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Edith Emily Clarke (1883 - 1959)

Edith Clarke (10 February 1883 – 29 October 1959) was an electrical engineer and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She was the first woman employed as an electrical engineer ...

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Hallie

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Patricia Highsmith (1921 - 1995)

Patricia Highsmith (January 19, 1921 – February 4, 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer, most widely known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen fi...

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Elizabeth Ames Janeway (1913 - 2005)

Elizabeth Janeway (October 7, 1913 – January 15, 2005) was an American author and critic. Born Elizabeth Ames Hall in Brooklyn, New York, her naval architect father and homemaker mother fe...

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Edna St. Vincent Millay MP (1892 - 1950)

Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892–1950 Throughout much of her career, Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna St. Vincent Millay was one of the most successful and respected poets in America. She is noted...

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Léonie Adams (1899 - 1988)

Léonie Fuller Adams (9 December 1899 – 27 June 1988) was an American poet. She was appointed the seventh Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1948. Biogr...

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Helen Hoyt MP (1887 - 1972)

Helen Lyman commonly known as Helen Hoyt or Helen Hoyt Lyman (January 22, 1887–August 2, 1972) was an American poet. Life and work She was born as Helen Hoyt in Norwalk, Connecticut on Jan...

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Alice Duer Miller (1874 - 1942)

Alice Duer Miller (July 28, 1874 - August 22, 1942) was an American writer and poet. Biography Alice Duer was born in New York City on July 28, 1874 into a wealthy family. She was the daughte...

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Lily Ross Taylor (1886 - 1969)

on left in profile photo Lily Ross Taylor (1886, Alabama - November 18, 1969) was an American academic and author, who in 1917 became the fourth female Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. ...

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Emily James Smith Putnam (1865 - 1944)

Emily James Smith Putnam (born Canandaigua, 15 April 1865; died 1944) was a United States author and educator Biography She was the daughter of Justice James C. Smith. She graduated from Bryn...

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Abbie Park Ferguson (1837 - 1919)

Abbie Park Ferguson (April 4, 1837, Whately, Massachusetts - March 25, 1919) was founder and president of Huguenot College. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College (then Mount Holyoke Female Sem...

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Ada Lydia Howard (1829 - 1907)

Ada Howard (1829 - 1907) was the first president of Wellesley College. Howard graduated from Mount Holyoke College (then Mount Holyoke Female Seminary) in 1853. Before joining Wellesley, she taug...

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Susan Tolman Mills (1826 - 1912)

Susan Tolman Mills (1826 – 1912) was the co-founder of Mills College (formerly the Young Ladies Seminary at Benicia, California). Background Mills was born on November 18, 1826, in Eno...

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Sybil

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Elizabeth Holloway Marston (1893 - 1993)

Elizabeth "Sadie" Holloway Marston (February 20, 1893 – March 27, 1993) was an American psychologist who was a career woman at a time when it was difficult for women to be so. She was involved...

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Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905 - 1993)

Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg, CC (1 August 1905 – 28 January 1993) was a prolific astronomer noted for her research into globular clusters. She is best remembered for her astronomy column, which ...

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Mildred Trotter (1899 - 1991)

Mildred Trotter (February 3, 1899 – August 23, 1991) was an important 20th century forensic anthropologist. Trotter was born in Monaca, Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. in zoology and...

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Margaret Morse Nice (1883 - 1974)

Margaret Morse Nice (December 6, 1883 – June 26, 1974) was an American ornithologist who made an extensive study of the life history of the Song Sparrow and was author of Studies in the Life H...

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Abby Howe Turner (1875 - 1957)

Abby Howe Turner (1875-1957) was a noted professor of Physiology and Zoology who founded the department of physiology at Mount Holyoke College. She specialized in colloid osmotic pressure and circula...

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Mary Cutler Fairchild (1855 - 1921)

Mary Salome Cutler Fairchild (1855 – 1921) was a pioneering American librarian and library educator. Mary Cutler was born in Dalton, Massachusetts. She attended Mount Holyoke College (then...

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Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849 - 1934)

Cornelia Maria Clapp (March 17, 1849 - December 31, 1934) was an American zoologist and academic specializing in marine biology. Born in Montague, Massachusetts, Clapp was educated at Mount Holyo...

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Constance McLaughlin Green (1897 - 1975)

Constance McLaughlin Winsor Green (August 21, 1897 – December 5, 1975) was an American historian and a Pulitzer Prize winner. She won the Pulitzer Prize for History for Washington, Village and...

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Janet Wilder Dakin (1910 - 1994)

Janet Wilder Dakin (June 3, 1910 - October 7, 1994), was a philanthropist, zoologist and a younger sister of author Thornton Wilder and poet Charlotte Wilder. She was born in Berkeley, California...

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Esther Allen Howland (1828 - 1904)

Esther Howland became famous for introducing Valentine's Day cards to the American public, and creating a regional greeting card industry in her home town of Worcester, Massachusetts. Esther Allen Howl...

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Diana Oughton (1942 - 1970)

Diana Oughton (January 26, 1942–March 6, 1970) was a member of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Michigan Chapter and later, a member of the 1960s radical group Weatherman. Oughton r...

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Mimi Lee, First Lady of Maryland (1920 - 2011)

Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee (May 1, 1920 – August 9, 2011) was an American chemist, athlete and philanthropist who served as the First Lady of Maryland from 1977 to 1979 when her husband, then Lt. ...

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Frederica Annis Lopez de Leo de Laguna, Ph.D. MP (1906 - 2004)

Frederica ("Freddy") de Laguna (1906, Ann Arbor, Michigan – October 6, 2004) was an American anthropologist. Her parents, Theodore Lopez de Leo de Laguna and Grace Mead Andrus, were, respectiv...

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Bertha Haven Putnam (1872 - 1960)

Bertha Haven Putnam (1872 – 26 February 1960) was an American historian, specialising on the judicial and administrative history of medieval England. Putnam grew up in Philadelphia, the daught...

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Mary Roberts Meigs (1917 - 2002)

Mary Meigs (April 27, 1917 – November 15, 2002) was an American-born painter and writer. Early life Meigs was born in Philadelphia and raised in Washington, DC. She studied at Bryn Maw...

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Cornelia Lynde Meigs (1884 - 1973)

Cornelia Lynde Meigs (1884-1973) was an American children's author and educator. Her biography of Louisa May Alcott, titled Invincible Louisa, won the Newbery Medal in 1934, as well as the 1963 Lewis...

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Helen Taft Manning MP (1891 - 1987)

Helen Herron Taft Manning (August 1, 1891-February 21, 1987), was the second child and only daughter of President of the United States William Howard Taft and his wife Helen Herron. Like her olde...

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Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn MP (1878 - 1951)

Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn (February 2, 1878 – March 17, 1951) was an American feminist social reformer and a leader of the suffrage movement in the United States. Hepburn served as pre...

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Carmelita Hinton (1890 - 1983)

Carmelita Hinton (née Chase, 1890 - January 16, 1983) was an American progressive educator. She is best known as the founder in 1935 of The Putney School, a progressive boarding school in Verm...

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Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 – May 31, 1963) was an American educator and author who was "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist". She was sixty-two years old when The Greek Way, her f...

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Julia Anna Gardner (1882 - 1960)

Julia Anna Gardner (January 26, 1882–November 15, 1960), a geologist with the United States Geological Survey for 32 years, was known worldwide for her work in stratigraphy and mollusc paleont...

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Helen Flanders Dunbar (1902 - 1959)

Helen Flanders Dunbar (May 14, 1902 - August 21, 1959) — later known as H. Flanders Dunbar — is an important early figure in U.S. psychosomatic medicine and psychobiology, as well as be...

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Eleanor Lansing Dulles (1895 - 1996)

Eleanor Lansing Dulles (June 1, 1895 - October 30, 1996) was an author, teacher and United States Government employee. She was a member of a diplomatic dynasty which spanned three generations. Her gr...

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Hilda Doolittle ("H. D.") MP (1886 - 1961)

H.D. (born Hilda Doolittle) (September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) was an American poet, novelist and memoirist known for her association with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group...

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Kathy

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Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898 - 1979)

Katharine Burr Blodgett (January 10, 1898 – October 12, 1979) was the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Cambridge in 1926. After receiving her master's degree, sh...

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Margaret Ayer Barnes (1886 - 1967)

Margaret Ayer Barnes (April 8, 1886, Chicago, Illinois – October 25, 1967, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American playwright, novelist, and short-story writer. She was educated at Bryn ...

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Emily Balch, Nobel Peace Prize, 1946 MP (1867 - 1961)

Emily Greene Balch (January 8, 1867 – January 9, 1961) was an American academic, writer, and pacifist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 (the prize that year was shared with John Mott), ...

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Joan Payson (1903 - 1975)

Joan Whitney Payson (February 5, 1903 – October 4, 1975) was an American heiress, businesswoman, philanthropist, patron of the arts and art collector, and a member of the prominent Whitney fam...

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Lee Ann Gowans (1935 - 1991)

Lee Ann Remick (December 14, 1935 – July 2, 1991) was an American film and television actress. Among her best-known films are Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), and The...

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Elisabeth

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Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University MP

Catherine Drew Gilpin Faust (born September 18, 1947) is an American historian, college administrator, and the president of Harvard University. Faust is the first woman to serve as Harvard's presiden...

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Frances Perkins, U.S. Secretary of Labor MP (1880 - 1965)

Frances Perkins (April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965), born Fannie Coralie Perkins, was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal...

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Tatiana L. Zaitzevsky (1930 - 1958)

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Edith

Weston, MA, USA

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Susan Jamison Cherington (1945 - 2009)

Susan Jamison "Jamie" Herter was the daughter of Christian A. Herter Jr. and Suzanne Culbertson Clery. She was born in Ft. Worth, Texas but grew up in Chestnut Hill, Mass. and Washington, DC. Herter ...

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Peggy

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Marina

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Mary Alice Bunting (1910 - 1998)

Mary Ingraham Bunting (July 10, 1910 - January 21, 1998) was an influential American college president; Time profiled her as the magazine's November 3, 1961, cover story. She became Radcliffe College...

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Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869 - 1950)

Landscape Architect. Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869–1950) was an American landscape architect known for her formal gardens and lush planting style. Born in Philadelphia, she spent her childh...

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Bertha Maria Haines (1882 - d.)

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Sophie

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Bonnie Lynn Raitt MP

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter and a renowned slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of acclaimed roots-influenced albums whi...

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