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  • Sara Frothingham (deceased)
    Per The New York Times of 29 June 1948, Sara was "a member of the New York Junior League, [and] was graduated from the Westover School in Middlebury, Conn., and Sarah Lawrence College." Sources "...
  • Source: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/111701831/person/432127643666/facts
    Nancy Cunningham (Nixon) (1927 - 1980)
    Biography Nancy Nixon was born on January 16, 1927, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX, United States. Her parents were Stephen Maston Nixon, II and Hallie Nixon ...
  • Source: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/111701831/person/432127643664/facts
    Hallie Nixon (1903 - 1980)
    Biography Hallie Nixon was born in 1903. Her parents were Charles T Fincham and Tomie Fincham . Hallie married Stephen Maston Nixon . Together they had the following children: Hallie Tom Powell...
  • Hallie Tom Nixon (1924 - 2012)
    Birth: Sep. 1, 1924 San Antonio Bexar County Texas, USA Death: Feb. 13, 2012 Tyler Smith County Texas, USA Hallie Tom Nixon Powell Tyler resident, Hallie Tom Powell passed away peacefully at home...
  • Yvonne Mouser (1928 - 2007)
    Yvonne loved her Red Hat society and the Morgan Park Women's Club. She was a long time member of the Morgan Park Junior League. She retired from 30 years at Carson Pirie Scott department store at the a...

The Junior League, formally known as the Association of Junior Leagues International, is a charitable women's non-profit organization focused on building strong communities and strong leaders. Founded in 1901 by Mary Harriman Rumsey, the Junior League has had hundreds of notable members who have helped shape the world through their commitment to voluntarism. Junior Leagues can be found throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The Junior League has been recognized at the highest levels for their work on reducing poverty, advocating for women's and children's rights, increase women's role in government, supporting veterans, combating hunger, and more.

Who Should Be Added?

Any woman who has been a member (Provisional, Active, or Sustainer) should be added to this project. Whenever possible, please list her local league(s) in her "About Me" description.

If a woman notable in history or today is added, please feel free to add them to the list below following the format provided.

Documentation of Membership

Whenever possible, adding documentation of membership to a Junior League member's profile is welcome. Possible sources for documentation include obituaries, CVs, biographies, and individual Junior League-affiliated websites.

Notable Members

  • Judy Biggert -- current U.S. House of Representatives member
  • Florence Bird -- former member of the Canadian Parliament
  • Shirley Temple Black -- actor; delegate to the United Nations; U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Czech Republic, and Slovak Republic
  • Frances Payne Bolton -- former U.S. House of Representatives member
  • Barbara Bush -- former U.S. First Lady; literacy activist
  • Laura Bush -- former U.S. First Lady; literacy activist
  • Margaret Chase Smith -- first woman elected to the U.S. Senate
  • Julia Child --chef; television personality; author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking
  • Sarah Palfrey Cook Danzig -- two-time Wimbledon champion
  • Jennifer Dunn -- former U.S. House of Representatives member
  • Anna Eshoo -- current U.S. House of Representatives member
  • Mary E. Pruett Farrington -- former U.S. House of Representatives member
  • Betty Ford -- former U.S. First Lady; substance abuse prevention and recovery activist
  • Tillie Fowler -- former U.S. House of Representatives member
  • Marion Hepburn Grant -- historian and philanthropist
  • Isabella Selmes Greenway -- former U.S. House of Representatives member
  • Kay Hagan -- current U.S. Senator
  • Katharine Hepburn -- actor; women's issues activist
  • Oveta Culp Hobby -- first Commander of U.S. Women's Army Corps; first U.S. Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare
  • Margaret McTavish Konantz -- former member of the Canadian Parliament
  • Carolyn Maloney -- current U.S. House of Representatives member
  • Lynn Martin -- former U.S. House of Representatives member; former U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Doris Matsui -- current U.S. House of Representatives member
  • Sandra Day O'Connor -- first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Ruth Baker Sears Pratt -- first woman elected to U.S. House of Representatives from New York
  • Nancy Reagan -- former U.S. First Lady; substance abuse prevention activist
  • Eleanor Roosevelt -- former U.S. First Lady; social reformer; humanitarian; author; U.S. Delegate to the United Nations; chair of the U.N.'s Human Rights Commission
  • Mary Harriman Rumsey -- founder of the Junior League; first Chair of the U.S. Consumers' Advisory Board of the National Resource Administration in President Franklin Roosevelt's Administration
  • Bobbie Sparrow -- former member of the Canadian Parliament
  • Kerri Strug -- famous American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
  • Eudora Welty -- Pulitizer Prize-winning author