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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 Remick (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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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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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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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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Bonnie 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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Edith Guild Taussig (1861 - c.1909)

Edith Thomas was one of the first students at Radcliffe College.

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May Werthan (1934 - 1999)

May Shayne, activist for children and families, dies at 64 by Ann Marie Deer Owens The enduring contributions of May Werthan Shayne to programs that benefit troubled children and families will live on ...

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Kathleen Hartington Townsend MP

Married at Georgetown's Holy Trinity Church.

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Helen B. Taussig MP (1898 - 1986)

Helen Brooke Taussig (May 24, 1898 - May 20, 1986) was an American cardiologist, working in Baltimore and Boston, who founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Notably, she is credited with developi...

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Virginia Hall (American spy) (1906 - 1982)

Virginia Hall, MBE, DSC (April 6, 1906 —July 14, 1982) was an American spy during World War II. She was also known by many aliases: "Marie Monin", "Germaine", "Diane", "Marie of Lyon" and "Cam...

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Catherine A. Justice (1920 - 1997)

RECORD: 1. Logansport Press, 9 May 1954. "Honor Logansport Membe of AAUW - - An unusual honor has come to a Logansport member of the American Associates of University Women. She is only the second In...

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Mary Lasker (1900 - 1994)

Mary Woodard Lasker (November 30, 1900 – February 21, 1994) was an American health activist and philanthropist. She worked to raise funds for medical research, and founded the Lasker Foundatio...

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Eleanor Lee (1896 - d.)

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Cynthia (Pit) Harris (1923 - 2010)

Cynthia graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Radcliffe College. She attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and had professional training when she joined the Gestalt Institute. She rec...

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Delphine Ione Petz (1922 - 2004)

Source: Delphine Dodge Petz Died: Monday, March 01, 2004 Grosse Pointe Farms native Delphine Dodge Petz passed away peacefully on Monday, March 1, 2004, at her home in Metamora. Born Delphine Ione ...

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Clara Morrill Skeel (1832 - 1913)

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Carolyn Louise Lorini (deceased)

Graduate of Pinkerton Academy (1895) and Wellesley College (1900). Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire : A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Common...

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Beatrice HOFMAN (1910 - 1988)

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Nona Lovell Brooks MP (1861 - 1945)

Adapted from Nona Lovell Brooks (March 22, 1861 - March 14, 1945), described as a "prophet of modern mystical Christianity", was a leader in the New Thought movement and a founder of the Church of Di...

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Elizabeth McDowell (1892 - 1938)

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Lucy Elizabeth Gallupe (1848 - d.)

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Clara May Skeele (1861 - 1922)

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Helen Putnam Hoar (Wadleigh) (deceased)

- - - - - - - - - Helen Wadleigh Hoar (Mrs. Samuel) B.A. Wel. '79. . . . . . . . Concord, Mass. [Meaning: Helen Wadleigh Hoar (Mrs. Samuel Hoar) received a baccalaureate degree from Wellesley College...

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Florence Foster Ballantine (1885 - 1974)

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890 - 1998)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas (April 7, 1890 – May 14, 1998) was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to dr...

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Alice Durgin Chase (deceased)

Graduate of Pinkerton Academy (1901) and Wellesley College (1906). Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire : A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Common...

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Annie Jump Cannon ("Census Taker of the Sky") MP (1863 - 1941)

Annie Jump Cannon (December 11, 1863 – April 13, 1941) was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. With Edward ...

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Mary Guettel (1931 - 2014)

Mary Rodgers (born January 11, 1931) is an American composer of musicals and an author of children's books. She is a daughter of composer Richard Rodgers and his wife, Dorothy Rodgers, as is her sist...

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Nora Ephron MP (1941 - 2012)

Nora Ephron (born May 19, 1941) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author, and blogger. She is best known for her romantic comedies and is a t...

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Bernice Davidson MP (1927 - 1998)

Historian of Italian Renaissance Art, curator at the Frick Collection for many years. She never married Graduated from Wellesley College, and received a PhD. from Radcliffe in art history.

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Madeleine Albright, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of State MP

Madeleine Korbelová Albright (born May 15, 1937) is the first woman to become a United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was ...

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Mildred H. McAfee (1900 - 1994)

Mildred Helen McAfee Horton (May 12, 1900 - September 2, 1994) was an American academic who served during World War II as first director of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) ...

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Lucy Stone MP (1818 - 1893)

Lucy Stone From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lucy Stone Daguerreotype of Lucy Stone, circa 1840–1860 Born August 13, 1818 West Brookfield, Massachusetts Died Octob...

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Ruth Sears Pratt (1877 - 1965)

Ruth Baker Pratt (born Ruth Sears Baker) was a politician and the first congresswoman to be elected from New York. She was born in Ware, Massachusetts, where her father was a dry-goods merchant, Edwi...

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Virginia Apgar MP (1909 - 1974)

Virginia Apgar (7 June 1909–7 August 1974) was an American pediatric anesthesiologist. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and effectively founded the field of neo...

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Louisa Dickinson (1830 - 1881)

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Julia Sophia Avery (1855 - 1904)

Graduated from Mount Holyoke Seminary in 1876

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Maud Trumbull (1874 - 1963)

Former First Lady of Connecticut, during her husband John Harper Trumbull's term (1925-1931).

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Hannah Eastman (1835 - 1866)

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Rachel Fuller Brown (1898 - 1980)

Rachel Fuller Brown (November 23, 1898 – January 14, 1980) was a chemist best known for her long-distance collaboration with microbiologist Elizabeth Lee Hazen in developing the first useful a...

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Janet Huntington Murrow (1910 - 1998)

Bio Janet Huntington Brewster (September 18, 1910 – December 18, 1998) was an American philanthropist, writer, radio broadcaster and relief worker during World War II in London. She was the wi...

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Ruth Reardon O'Brien MP

Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

Ruth Reardon O'Brien is a prominent American lawyer who became a ground-breaking figure in the legal world when she became one of the first female partners of a major law firm. She was selected for inc...

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Iphigene Bertha Sulzberger MP (1892 - 1990)

Newspaper director, philanthropist, heiress, and pivotal figure in the history of the New York Times .

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Cokie Roberts MP

United States

Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts (nee Boggs)[1] (born December 27, 1943), better known as Cokie Roberts, is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist and bestselling author. She is a co...

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Margaret Mead MP (1901 - 1978)

Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s...

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Jane Wyatt MP (1910 - 2006)

Three-time Emmy-winner Jane Wyatt was best known for her role as the housewife and mother on the television series Father Knows Best, as Amanda Grayson, the human mother of Spock on the science fiction...

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Ellen Louise Straus (1925 - 1995)

Ellen Sulzberger Straus, who was active in Call for Action and other nonprofit organizations and in the communications industry, died on Friday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She was 69 and...

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Martha "Mattie" Gilbert Bianchi (1866 - 1943)

Source for the following: Downloaded 2010 from Martha Dickinson Bianchi (1866-1943) was poet Emily Dickinson's niece. “I cannot tell when I first became aware that she [Emily Dickinson] had ...

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Marion Webb Strauch (1895 - 1980)

She graduated from Horace Mann School, attended Smith College, and graduated from Barnard College in New York City, having attended from February 1915 through May 1917, graduating on June 6, 1917, with...

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Gloria Steinem MP

Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the Women's...

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Julia Child MP (1912 - 2004)

Julia Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was a famous American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream thr...

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Yolanda Denise King (1955 - 2007)

Yolanda Denise King (November 17, 1955 – May 15, 2007) was the first-born child of Coretta Scott King and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her younger siblings are Martin Luther K...

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Charlotte Elizabeth Wilder (1898 - 1980)

Charlotte Wilder (1898-1980) was an American poet and the eldest sister of author Thornton Wilder, Janet Wilder Dakin, and Amos Wilder. Charlotte Wilder (1898–1980) was an American poet an...

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Edna Cobleigh

Listed in book “Geneological and and family history of the state of Vermont” edited by Hiram Carleton "Mr. Cobleigh married, December 25, 1901, Edna Miner, of St. Johnsbury, who was e...

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Marion Newton (1901 - d.)

Marion Newton, valedictorian of her class at Mt Holyoke College, the second in her family tree to attend college, was active in the cause sustainable energy use in her later years. Marion taught school...

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Lillian "Lillie" Ellen Walker (1858 - 1897)

OCCU: missionary, teacher, lecturer EDUC: Hollidaysburg Seminary (near Altoona, Pennsylvania); Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, Massachusetts, c. 1878 In 1881 Lilian Mateer, as a missionary tea...

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Kathrina Augusta Cobleigh (1868 - 1936)

Kathrina Augusta Cobleigh was born on September 18, 1868 in Gardner, Massachusetts. Kathrina graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1892 and taught high school until her marriage on September 9, 1896 to Georg...

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Edith Russell (Finch) (1900 - 1978)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edith Finch, Countess Russell (1900-1978) was Bertrand Russell's fourth and last wife, and by all accounts, provided him with the marriage that made him happiest...

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Olivia Susan "Susy" Clemens (1872 - 1896)

Olivia Susan Clemens, usually known as Susy Clemens, was the second child and oldest daughter of Samuel Clemens, who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain, and his wife Olivia Langdon Clemens. She inspir...

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Elaine Kays (1897 - 1948)

Between 1915 and 1926, American actress Elaine Hammerstein appeared in many Hollywood melodramas and other films. The granddaughter of Oscar Hammerstein I and daughter of stage producer Arthur Hammer...

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Alice Jean Webster (1876 - 1916)

Jean Webster: Humanitarian/ Author A Woman Whose Words Should Not Be Forgotten Jun 19, 2007 Melissa Howard Jean Webster is an important American author. Not only for the lasting success of tw...

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Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch MP (1856 - 1940)

Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch (January 20, 1856 – November 20, 1940) was an American writer and suffragist and the daughter of pioneering women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

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Margaret Chinn Cady MP (1785 - 1871)

Margaret Chinn Livingston was born on 18 February 1785. She married Judge Daniel Cady, son of Eleazer Cady, on 8 August 1801. Margaret Chinn Livingston died on 15 September 1871.

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Janet Norton Bouvier MP (1907 - 1989)

Janet Norton Lee Bouvier Auchincloss Morris (December 3, 1907 - July 22, 1989) was an American socialite. She was the mother of former United States First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and Le...

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis MP (1929 - 1994)

Married in St. Mary's Church, Newport, R.I. The reception was held at the Hammersmith Farm in a Victorian house. Wedding night at Waldorf- Astoria, N.Y.C., N.Y., and then honeymooned in Acapulco, Mexic...

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Hettie Shields Jarnagin (1872 - 1908)

Hettie Shields Jarnagin was an American librarian. She graduated from Vassar College (year unknown) and later the Pratt Institute Library School (1907). Hettie joined the American Library Associati...

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Helen Harrison Hadley (1863 - 1939)

Helen Harrison Morris was the wife of Arthur Twining Hadley, was President Emeritus of Yale University. Her father, Luzon B. Morris, governor of Connecticut from 1894-1896. She was born in 1863 and l...

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Prof. Ruth Fulton Benedict, Ph.D. MP (1887 - 1948)

English Wikipedia page about Ruth Benedict Ruth Benedict (born Ruth Fulton, June 5, 1887–September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist. She was born in New York City, and attended Vassa...

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Barbara Pitney Reeve (1929 - 2000)

Barbara Pitney Lamb is the mother of the late actor Christopher Reeve. Lamb was a journalist who had been a student at Vassar College, but transferred to Barnard College to be closer to Franklin, Chris...

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Josephine Clara Goldmark (1877 - 1950)

JOSEPHINE CLARA GOLDMARK 1877 – 1950 BibliographyDiscuss by Kathryn Kish Sklar Josephine Goldmark’s work as a reformer in the Progressive Era did much to redesign the American s...

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Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal MP

Naomi Gyllenhaal (née Achs) is an American screenwriter. She has written the screenplays for several feature films, including Running on Empty (for which she received an Academy Award nominati...

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Ursula K. Le Guin MP

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin ( born October 21, 1929 ) is an American author. She has written novels, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, most notably in the genres of fantasy and science fi...

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Gertrude Stein MP (1874 - 1946)

Gertrude Stein, the youngest of a family of five children, was born on February 3, 1874, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (merged with Pittsburgh in 1907)[2] to well-educated German-Jewish parents, Daniel an...

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Grace McKinley Heidt MP (c.1878 - 1943)

Grace Howe McKinley Heidt was a teacher who became best known as the niece and adoptive daughter of President William McKinley. She became internationally famous for temporarily serving as Mistress of ...

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Elizabeth Gilman Starr (1825 - d.)

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Helen Pitts Douglass (1837 - 1903)

Suffragist, abolitionist, editor, teacher, historical association founder ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Helen Pitt...

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Olympia Brown (1835 - 1926)

Suffragist, first theological school alumna, first female full-time ordained minister ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ear...

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Caroline Bouvier Schlossberg MP

New York, NY, USA

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born November 27, 1957)[4] is an American author, attorney and Ambassador to Japan. She is a member of the influential Kennedy family and the only living child of U.S. Presi...

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Katharine Hepburn MP (1907 - 2003)

Four time Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn maintained a successful acting career for over 70 years. Her notable performances in The African Queen and On Golden Pond, as well as countless...

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Sophonisba Ann Breckenridge (1866 - 1948)

Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (April 1, 1866 – July 30, 1948) was an American activist, Progressive Era social reformer, social scientist and innovator in higher education. Background ...

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Nancy Davis Reagan MP

CA, USA

Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921) is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and served as an influential First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 198...

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Barbara Bush, First Lady MP

Houston, TX, USA

Barbara Pierce Bush (born June 8, 1925) is the wife of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is the mother of...

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Emily Dickinson MP (1830 - 1886)

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in the quiet community of Amherst, Massachusetts, the second daughter of Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson. Emily, Austin (her older brother)...

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Louisa Maria Torrey MP (1827 - 1907)

Louisa “Louise” Maria Torrey (11 September 1827-8 December 1907) was the second wife of Alphonso Taft, and the mother of U.S. President William Howard Taft. Background She was born in...

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Olive Prouty (1882 - 1974)

Olive Higgins Prouty (January 10, 1882 - March 24, 1974) was an American novelist, most active in the period between the First and Second World Wars. In this interval between women's suffrage and women...

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Helen Keller, Presidential Medal of Freedom MP (1880 - 1968)

Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college. The story of how Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State MP

Chappaqua, NY, USA

When Bill Clinton took office as president in January 1993, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the First Lady of the United States, and announced that she would be using that form of her name. She is the ju...

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