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Lucia Hosmer Chase MP (1897 - 1986)

Lucia Chase (24 March 1897; Waterbury, Connecticut - 9 January 1986; New York, USA) was an American dancer, actress, ballet director and also the co-founder of the American Ballet Theatre. Career...

3/14/2012 8/3/2020
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Fidelia Smith Fielding / Dji'ts Bud dnaca / Flying Bird was a highly respected Mohegan nanu , best known as the last fluent speaker of the Mohegan language. She was committed to the revitalization of t...

7/7/2016 2/19/2020

Ella Tambussi Grasso was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 83rd Governor of Connecticut, from January 8, 1975 to December 31, 1980. The daughter of Italian imm...

10/11/2018 1/1/2019

Glenna Collett Vare (1903 - 1989)

Glenna Vare, 1903-1989, a New Haven native, and Providence resident, is generally regarded as Rhode Island's greatest female athlete. She was proficient in tennis, diving, swimming, and especially go...

11/29/2017 11/29/2017

Rebecca Lobo MP

Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States

Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin (born October 6, 1973) is an American television basketball analyst and former women's basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003...

9/24/2014 11/5/2016

Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950; Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American television journalist, and has been involved in news reporting since 1975. She is most known for her 13-year tenure ...

7/27/2011 11/5/2016

Chase Going Woodhouse (March 3, 1890 - December 12, 1984) was an educator and Congresswoman from the Second Congressional District in Connecticut. She was the second woman elected to Congress from ...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Betty Tianti (1929 - 1994)

Betty L. Tianti (1929 – 1994) was an American trade union leader, the first woman in the United States to head a state labor federation, and the first state labor commissioner in Connecticut. Biogr...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Hilda Crosby Standish (1902 - 2005)

Hilda Crosby Standish (1902 – June 1, 2005) was a pioneer in the birth control movement in the state of Connecticut. In 1935, she became medical director of the Maternal Health Center in Hartford, th...

12/15/2014 3/29/2015

Lydia Sigourney MP (1791 - 1865)

Lydia Huntley Sigourney (September 1, 1791 – June 10, 1865), née Lydia Howard Huntley, was a popular American poet during the early and mid 19th century. She was commonly known as the "Sweet Singer o...

4/3/2010 3/29/2015

Susan Saint James MP

"Susan Saint James"

Susan Saint James (born August 14, 1946) is an American actress and activist, most widely known for her work in television during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Filmography

11/15/2014 3/29/2015

Rosalind Russell MP (1907 - 1976)

Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was an American actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her role as a fast-talking newspaper reporter in the Howard Hawks screwball com...

7/9/2007 3/29/2015

Margaret Loretta Rudkin (1897 - 1967)

Margaret Rudkin (née Fogarty) (September 14, 1897 – June 1, 1967), of Fairfield, Connecticut, was the founder of Pepperidge Farm. Born in Manhattan, she was the eldest of five children of Joseph an...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Catherine Roraback (1920 - 2007)

Catherine Gertrude "Katie" Roraback (September 17, 1920 – October 17, 2007) was a civil rights attorney in Connecticut, best known for representing Estelle Griswold and Dr. C. Lee Buxton in the famou...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Theodate Pope Riddle (1867 - 1946)

"Theodate Pope"

Theodate Pope Riddle (February 2, 1867 – August 30, 1946) was an American architect. The first woman to become a licensed architect in both New York and Connecticut, in 1926 she was appointed a Fello...

11/20/2014 3/29/2015

Sarah Porter, Educator (c.1813 - 1900)

Miss. Sarah Porter was the Founder of Miss Porter's School She was born in Farmington, Connecticut to Rev. Noah Porter (1781 – 1866) and his wife, Mehitable "Hetty" Meigs Porter (1786 – 1874). He...

11/4/2008 3/29/2015

Alice Stokes Paul MP (1885 - 1977)

Alice Paul was an American suffragist leader. Along with her close friend Lucy Burns and others, she led a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendm...

12/13/2008 3/29/2015

Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz (/ˈliːbəvɪts/; born October 2, 1949) is an American portrait photographer. Contents [show] Early life[edit] Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, on October 2, 1949,[1] Leibovi...

10/1/2014 3/29/2015

Susanne Langer (1895 - 1985)

Susanne Katherina Langer (née Knauth) (December 20, 1895 – July 17, 1985) was an American philosopher of mind and of art, who was influenced by Ernst Cassirer and Alfred North Whitehead. She was one ...

5/12/2014 3/29/2015

Madeleine L'Engle MP (1918 - 2007)

"Madeleine L'Engle"

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 sequels: A ...

8/29/2012 3/29/2015

Caroline Hewins (1846 - 1926)

Caroline Maria Hewins (October 10, 1846 - November 4, 1926) was an American librarian. American Libraries includes Caroline Hewins as one of the 100 Most Important Leaders we had in the 20th Centur...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Dorothy Stuart Hamill (born July 26, 1956) is an American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles and 1976 World Champion. Early life Hamill was born in Chicago, Il...

3/27/2012 3/29/2015

Mary Hall (1843 - 1927)

Mary Hall (August 16, 1843 – November 15, 1927) was the first female lawyer in Connecticut, and also a poet, a suffragist, and a philanthropist. In 1882, the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors’ deci...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Florence Griswold (1850 - 1937)

Florence Ann Griswold (December 25, 1850 – December 6, 1937) was a resident of Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA who became the nucleus of the "Lyme Art Colony" in the early 20th century. Her home has since...

11/27/2008 3/29/2015

Estelle Griswold MP (1900 - 1981)

"Stelle"

Estelle Naomi Trebert Griswold (June 8, 1900 – August 13, 1981) was a civil rights activist and feminist most commonly known as a defendant in what became the Supreme Court case Griswold v. Connectic...

2/12/2009 3/29/2015

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 - 1935)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935) was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a ...

7/16/2007 3/29/2015

Barbara Hackman Franklin (born March 19, 1940) is President and Chief Executive Officer of Barbara Franklin Enterprises, a private international consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. She ...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Helen Frankenthaler MP (1928 - 2011)

American abstract expressionist painter. She was a major contributor to the history of postwar American painting. Helen Frankenthaler (December 12, 1928 – December 27, 2011) was an American abstrac...

10/23/2010 3/29/2015

Beatrix Cadwalader Jones Farrand was a landscape gardener and educator who designed gardens for private residences, public parks, college campuses, and the White House. Two of her most famous gardens a...

4/5/2012 3/29/2015

Martha Coolidge (1946 - d.)

Martha Coolidge (born August 17, 1946) is an American film director. From 2002 to 2003 she was the Director's Guild of America's first female president. She has directed such films as Real Genius and...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Prudence Crandall MP (1803 - 1889)

Prudence Crandall was the leader of the first racially-integrated school for girls in America and is the Connecticut State Heroine. In 1831, Crandall opened an academy on the Canterbury Green to ed...

3/11/2009 3/29/2015

Elizabeth Jarvis Colt (October 5, 1826 – August 23, 1905, born Elizabeth Hart Jarvis), was the widow and heir of firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt, founder of Colt's Manufacturing Company. Early li...

10/19/2009 3/29/2015

Margaret Bourke-White MP (1904 - 1971)

"Chapman; Caldwell"

Margaret Bourke-White ( /ˌbɜrkˈhwaɪt/; June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take ...

11/10/2011 3/29/2015

Evelyn Beatrice Longman (1874 - 1954)

Evelyn Beatrice Longman (November 21, 1874 – March 10, 1954) was the first woman sculptor to be elected a full member of the National Academy of Design in 1919. Her allegorical figure works were comm...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992), the 1983 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, was an American scientist and one of the world's most distinguished cytogeneticists. McClintoc...

2/23/2012 3/29/2015

Rep. Clare Boothe Luce MP (1903 - 1987)

Clare Boothe Luce (born Ann Boothe) was the second illegitimate child of Anna Clara Schneider and William Franklin Boothe. Raised in New York City by her divorced mother, she attended private schools...

1/24/2007 3/29/2015

Mabel Osgood Wright (1859 - 1934)

Mabel Osgood Wright (26 January 1859 – 16 July 1934) was an American author. Wright pioneered bird protection by establishing Birdcraft Sanctuary in 1914, near her home in Fairfield. The refuge is th...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Hannah Bunce Watson (1749 - 1807)

The First Lady of Connecticut Newspapers, Hannah Bunce Watson Hannah Bunce Watson (28 December 1749 – 27 September 1807) was a newspaper publisher from the U.S. state of Connecticut, whose printe...

9/18/2009 3/29/2015

Emeline Roberts Jones (1836 - 1916)

Emeline Roberts Jones (1836 – 1916) was the first woman to practice dentistry in the United States (see Timeline of women in dentistry in America). She married the dentist Daniel Jones when she was a...

3/27/2015 3/29/2015

Isabella Hooker MP (1822 - 1907)

Author, leader of suffrage movement, member of Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Isabella Beecher Hooker was born on February 22, 1822 in Litchfield, Connecticut to the abolitionist Rev. Lyman Beecher...

7/16/2007 3/29/2015

Katharine Hepburn MP (1907 - 2003)

"Kath", "Kate", "The First Lady of Cinema"

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...

6/18/2007 3/29/2015

Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn MP (1878 - 1951)

"Kit"

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 president ...

6/18/2007 3/29/2015

Dr. Alice Hamilton MP (1869 - 1970)

Alice Hamilton (February 27, 1869 – September 22, 1970) was the first woman appointed to the faculty of Harvard University and was a leading expert in the field of occupational health. She was a pion...

2/23/2012 3/29/2015

Emily Dunning Barringer (1876 - 1961)

Emily Dunning Barringer (1876–1961) was the world's first female ambulance surgeon and the first woman to secure a surgical residency. Emily Dunning was born in Scarsdale, New York to Edwin James...

12/4/2012 3/29/2015

Marian Anderson MP (1897 - 1993)

Marian Anderson b. February 27, 1897 d. April 8, 1993 Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Most of her singing career was...

7/24/2011 3/29/2015

Mary Jobe Akeley (1886 - 1966)

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

3/28/2013 3/29/2015

Catharine Esther Beecher MP (1800 - 1878)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Catharine Esther Beecher was an American educator known for her forthright opinions on women’s education as well as her vehement support of the many benefits of ...

7/16/2007 3/29/2015

Harriet Beecher Stowe MP (1811 - 1896)

Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe Introduction Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) is best known today as the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin , which helped galvanize the abolitionist c...

7/12/2007 3/29/2015