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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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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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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 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. Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend (born July 4, 1951) is an American attorney who was the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. Sh...

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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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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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