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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 Wertheim Tuchman MP (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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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 Hampshire (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 Gregorian (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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Stockard Channing MP

Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard; February 13, 1944) is a two-time Emmy and one-time Tony Award winning American stage, film and television actress. She is known for her po...

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Edie Sedgwick MP (1943 - 1971)

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - Downloaded (2010) from Edith Sedgwick aka "Edie Sedgwick" parents: [Francis Minturn Sedgwick / Alice Delano de Forest] b. April 20, 1943, Santa Barbara, ...

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Florence Rena Sabin MP (1871 - 1953)

Florence Rena Sabin (November 9, 1871–October 3, 1953) was an American medical scientist. She was a pioneer for women in science; she was the first woman to hold a full professorship at Johns ...

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Margaret Mitchell MP (1900 - 1949)

Margaret Mitchell: Wikipedia Find A Grave IMDB Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her epi...

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh MP (1906 - 2001)

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (June 22, 1906, Englewood, New Jersey – February 7, 2001, Passumpsic, Vermont) was a pioneering American aviator, author, and the spouse of fellow aviator Charles Lindbergh...

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Madeleine L'Engle MP (1918 - 2007)

Madeleine L'Engle (November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007) was an American writer best known for her young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequel...

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Harriet Boyd-Hawes (1871 - 1945)

Harriet Boyd Hawes (October 11, 1871 – March 31, 1945) was a pioneering American archaeologist, nurse and relief worker. She is best known as the first director of an archaeological excavation...

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Shirley Fleming (1929 - 2005)

Shirley Fleming (1929 - 10 March 2005) was an American music critic and editor. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of novelist Berry Fleming who enjoyed popularity during the 1930s and 194...

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Julie (Nixon) Eisenhower MP

Devon, PA, USA

Julie Nixon-Eisenhower (born July 5, 1948) is the second daughter of Richard Nixon. In 1968, she married David Eisenhower, grand-son of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. While her father served as...

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Ada Louise Notestein (1876 - 1973)

Ada Comstock (December 11, 1876-December 12, 1973) was an American women's education pioneer. She served as the first dean of women at the University of Minnesota and later as the first full-time pre...

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Patience Cleveland (1931 - 2004)

Patience M. Cleveland (May 23, 1931 – May 27, 2004) was an American film and television actress. Personal life Patience Cleveland was born in New York City, the youngest of six siblings,...

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Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (1908 - 2006)

Ernestine Moller Gilbreth Carey (April 5, 1908 - November 4, 2006) was an American author. Biography Born in New York City, she was the daughter of Lillian Moller Gilbreth and Frank Bunker Gi...

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Blanche Ames MP (1878 - 1969)

Blanche Ames Ames (1878 – 1969) was an artist and prominent supporter of women's suffrage and birth control. Born Blanche Ames in Lowell, Massachusetts, daughter of Civil War General and...

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Charlotte Anita Whitney (1867 - 1955)

Charlotte Anita Whitney (July 7, 1867 – February 4, 1955), best known as "Anita Whitney," was an American women's rights activist, political activist, suffragist, and early Communist Labor Par...

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Katharine Lee Bates (1859 - 1929)

Katharine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was an American songwriter. She is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful". She popularized "Mrs. San...

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Jeanne Reed Mordorf (1893 - 1988)

Jeanne Reed Mordorf was born November 1, 1893 in Trenton, NJ, and graduated from Vassar College in 1915. She was the wife of Preston Rogers Bassett (March 20, 1892 – April 30, 1992), an invent...

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Isabel Bassett Wasson (1897 - 1994)

Isabel Bassett Wasson (1897–1994) was one of the first female petroleum geologists in the United States, the first female ranger at Yellowstone National Park, and also one of the first interpr...

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Rebecca Lancefield (1895 - 1981)

Rebecca Craighill Lancefield (January 5, 1895 – March 3, 1981) was a prominent American microbiologist. She joined the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York in 1918, and was a...

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Helen Muriel Gardiner (1901 - 1985)

Muriel Morris Gardiner Buttinger (November 23, 1901 – February 6, 1985) was an American psychoanalyst and psychiatrist. Early Life and career Gardiner was born on November 23, 1901...

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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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Mayling Soong, Madame Chiang Kai-shek (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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