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Ohio Women's Hall of Fame

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  • Dorothy Cornelius (1918 - 1992)
    Dorothy Alice Cornelius (March 9, 1918–1992) was a Registered Nurse from Ohio who served in executive and in leadership positions in nursing. Cornelius was the only person to be president of the Amer...
  • Elsie Janis (1889 - 1956)
    Janis (March 16, 1889 – February 26, 1956) was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and screenwriter. Entertaining the troops during World War I immortalized her as "the sweetheart of the AEF" (Ame...
  • Lucy Webb Hayes, First Lady ("Lemonade Lucy") (1831 - 1889)
    Ware Webb Hayes (August 28, 1831 – June 25, 1889) was a First Lady of the United States and the wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes.Historians have christened her "Lemonade Lucy" due to her staunch s...
  • Mildred Benson (1905 - 2002)
    Find a Grave Birth: Jul. 10, 1905 Ladora Iowa County Iowa, USADeath: May 28, 2002 Toledo Lucas County Ohio, USAAuthor. She is most commonly known as 'Carolyn Keene', author of 23 of the first 30 "Nan...
  • Amelia Bingham (1869 - 1927)
    Swilley Bingham (March 20, 1869 – September 1, 1927) was an American actress from Hicksville, Ohio. Her Broadway career extended from (1896 - 1926).Bingham attended Ohio Wesleyan University before marr...

The Ohio Women's Hall of Fame was founded in 1978 and has 356 members. It provides public recognition for the achievements of Ohio women that better their state, their country and their world. It is one of several across the United States honoring the achievements of women within the individual states.