Records of the Women's Equity Action League, 1966-1979

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Records of the Women's Equity Action League, 1966-1979

Records of the Women's Equity Action League, 1966-1979

Records of the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL), a national membership organization with state affiliates, founded in 1968 and dedicated to improving the status and lives of all women primarily through education, litigation, and legislation.

3 cartons, 1 file box, 1/2 file box, 2 folio boxes

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Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995

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Margaret Chase Smith was born in Skowhegan, Maine, on December 14, 1897. Her entry into politics came through the career of Clyde Smith, the man she married in 1930. Clyde was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1936. Margaret served as his secretary. When Clyde died in 1940, she succeeded her husband. After four terms in the House, she won election to the United States Senate in 1948. In so doing, she became the first woman elected to both houses of Congress. Senator Smi...

McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012

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George Stanley McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American politician, historian, U.S. representative, U.S. senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. McGovern grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota, where he was a renowned debater. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country's entry into World War II and as a B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe from a base in Italy. Among the medals besto...

Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003

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James Strom Thurmond Sr. (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American military officer and politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina. He ran for president in 1948 as the Dixiecrat candidate on a States' rights platform supporting racial segregation. He received 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes, failing to defeat Harry Truman. Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Southern De...

Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1968 presidential election, losing to Republican nominee Richard Nixon. Born in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota. At one point he helped run his ...

Ireton, Barbara

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Weary, Bettina

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Eleanor Smeal.

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Mabel H. Brandon.

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Jo Freeman.

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Joan Joesting.

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Dolores Alexander.

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Scott, Hugh

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Schroeder, Patricia

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King, Jean L.

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Karen De Crow.

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Women's Equity Action League

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WEAL was founded in 1968 by a group of professional women, mostly lawyers, in Cleveland, Ohio, who originally hoped to begin a NOW (National Organization for Women) chapter. Realizing NOW's agenda would not garner widespread support in Cleveland, they began their own group and limited their concerns to education, legislation, and the economic rights of women. WEAL challenged sex discrimination on college campuses, in the military, and in the work place. The WEAL Fund was established in 1972 as t...

Overton, Ellen S., 1925-

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Roy Wilkins.

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Schweiker, Richard S. (Richard Schultz), 1926-

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United States congressman, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. From the description of Correspondence to Edward F. Fry, 1961. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 212908346 Richard Schultz Schweiker was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in 1926. After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Pennsylvania State College in 1950. Following a ten-year career in manufacturing and sales, Schweiker was elected as a Senator t...

Patricia Budd Kepler

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Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013

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Lindy Boggs was the wife of Thomas Hale Boggs Sr., U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Louisiana (1941-1943, 1947-1973). She succeeded him in office after his death, serving as U.S. Representative (1973-1992) and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican (1997-2001). From the description of Lindy Boggs letters, 1974-1978. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 427650588 Thomas Hale Boggs was born in 1914 in Long Beach, Miss. When he was fiv...

Mary Jean Tully

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Powell, John H., F.R.P.S.L.

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H. Minton Francis.

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Bayh, Birch, 1928-....

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The Patent and Trademark Act Amendments of 1980, introduced as the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act and commonly known as the Bayh-Dole Act, were enacted on December 12, 1980 (P.L. 96-517). The Bayh Dole Act established procedures through which universities, small businesses, and non-profit corporations could control intellectual property resulting from federally funded research. Co-sponsored by Senators Birch Bayh of Indiana and Robert Dole of Kansas, it was the culmination o...

Ernest Hollings.

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Franklin, Barbara Hackman

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United States Representative in Congress from Washington State, 1959-1971. From the description of Oral history interview of Catherine May Bedell, circa 1997-2000. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 646343637 Barbara Hackman Franklin (B.A. Penn State, political science, 1962; Harvard School of Business, 1964) joined the Nixon administration tasked with the recruiting of women to high levels of government service. She continued public service under five presid...

Jo Ann Evans Gardner

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Clarenbach, Kathryn F.

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As director of continuing education at the University of Wisconsin, Clarenbach initiated projects to improve women's education and to widen job opportunities through apprenticeship and vocational programs. She was a co-founder and board member of the National Organization for Women, chair of the Wisconsin Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, and the first president of the National Association of Commissions for Women. Clarenbach also chaired the convening conference of the National Wome...

Anne Armstrong.

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Thompson, Mary Lou

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Frances Tarleton Farenthold

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Brown, William H. (William Henry), 1832-1910

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Epithet: banker, of Edinburgh British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x000338 William Anderson Brown was born in Sweden on May 6, 1832, the son of Andrew and Julia Brown. At age 10 he ran away to sea. In 1852 he arrived in California, where he mined for a number of years. He arrived in Alder Gulch, Montana, about 1864, and then moved on to Silver City. He bought a ranch there in 1868, and then some...

Dowding, Nancy Elsie, 1924-

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Goodwin, Carolyn

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Koontz, Elizabeth D. (Elizabeth Duncan), 1919-1989

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Born Elizabeth Duncan; married Harry Lee Koontz in 1947; North Carolina school teacher; president North Carolina Association of Classroom Teachers (1959-1963); president, Department of Classroom Teachers of the National Education Association (1968-1969); headed the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor during the Nixon Administration; delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (1970); d. 1989. From the description of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz collection, 1929-...

Virginia R. Allan

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Brudney, Juliet F.

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Truax, Anne Thorsen

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Lionel Van Deerlin

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Vincente T. Ximenes

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Pendergast, Dorothy

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Perdita Huston.

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Polowy, Carolyn

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Sheila Tobias.

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Moxon, Barbara

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Wade, Betsy, 1929-

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Throughout her career, Betsy Wade (1929- ) has been an active trade unionist, serving as a shop steward, picket captain, and eventually as an officer in The Newspaper Guild, first as a Vice President of its International (1975-1981), and then, after winning bitterly contested elections on a dissident slate, two terms as President of the New York City-based Local 3 of the Guild (1978-1982). She was also a founder of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), in 1974. Wade, an editor and writer,...

Pressman, Sonia

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Dresselhuis, Ellen

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Fraser, Arvonne S.

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The Center on Women and Public Policy was established in May, 1985 in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, with Arvonne Fraser as senior fellow. It is the first center at a major U.S. University to be devoted speficically to women's policy issues. The Center's focus is worldwide,and it assesses the impact of women's organizations on the status of women. From the description of Publications of the Center on Women and Public Policy, 1985-1988. (University of Minnesota, M...

Maren Carden.

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Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, 1933-2020

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born Joan Ruth Bader, March 15, 1933 – September 18, 2020), also known by her initials RBG, was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in 2020. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 14, 1993, and had served since August 10, 1993. Ginsburg became the second of four female justices to be confirmed to the Court after Sandra Day O'Connor, the two others being Sonia Sotomayor and Elen...

Huston, Perdita

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Rawalt, Marguerite, 1895-

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Lawyer and feminist Rawalt has served as legal counsel for the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL), chaired the Civil and Political Rights Committee (CPR) of the President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), and worked with the Citizens' Advisory Council on the Status of Women (CACSW). From the description of [Audiotape collection] [sound recording]. 1953-1979. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122583145 Lawyer, i...

Roberts, Hope

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Theodore, Athena

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Hutar, Patricia

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Harron, Marion J. (Marion Janet), 1903-1972

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Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983

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Jackson's tenure in the House was briefly interrupted by service in the U.S. Army. He enlisted in 1943, but was recalled by President Roosevelt to congressional service after basic training. Jackson was assigned to the Government Operations Committee's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, a position which quickly put him at the center of the un-American activities controversies and in the national spotlight. He won recognition ...

Faust, Jean

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Perry, Lowell W.

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Sandler, Bernice Resnick

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Sandler (University of Maryland, Ph.D.) has been director of the Project on the Status and Education of Women (PSEW) of the Association of American Colleges since 1971. Earlier she taught psychology, was a nursery school teacher and adult education instructor, served as Education Specialist for the U.S. House of Representatives' Special Subcommittee on Education and as Deputy Director of the Women's Action Program at HEW, and chaired the Action Committee for Federal Contract Compliance of the Wo...

Ruth Church Gupta.

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Lieberman, Marcia R.

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Fields, Daisy B.

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A specialist in personnel management, Fields spent 27 years in the federal government. In 1967 she was appointed a special assistant in the Federal Women's Program of the Veterans' Administration, charged with developing and recommending policies in all areas of personnel management relating to the status of women. After her retirement in 1971, she founded Fields Associates, a consulting firm dealing with equal employment opportunity and career planning for women. From the descriptio...

Palmer, Paige

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Holmes, Olive

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Liz Carpenter.

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Salant, Richard S., -1993

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Krupansky, Blanche

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Weinberger, Caspar

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Dorothy Haener.

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Green, Edith, 1910-1987

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Edith Green served ten consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives, from 1955 to 1974, as the Representative for the 3rd District of the State of Oregon. Mrs. Green was born Edith Louise Starrett, January 17, 1910; her family moved to Oregon from South Dakota in 1916. She received her education in Salem schools, including two years at Willamette University. Financial hardship delayed completion of her degree, which she finally earned from the University of Oregon in 1939. A s...

Lakes, Anthony

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Julia T. Apter

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Thornton, Eileen, 1942-

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Lindh, Patricia Sullivan, 1928-

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Patricia Sullivan Lindh was born in 1928 in Toledo, Ohio. She received a B.A. from Trinity College in 1950, and worked as a secretary, personnel consultant and adoption case worker in Chicago from 1950 to 1955. She was a teacher at the Singapore American School in 1956, an instructor at Nanyang University in Singapore in 1957, and editor of a Singapore American newspaper from 1957 to 1962. She served as Vice-Chairwoman of the Republican Party of Louisiana from 1970 to 1974, and in 1974 she was a...

Fenwick, Millicent

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Millicent Fenwick was an New Jersey congresswoman who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975-1982. From the description of Congressional papers, 1975-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122580264 Congresswoman. From the description of Reminiscences of Millicent Fenwick : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309726228 ...

Holcomb, Luther

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Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981

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Civil rights leader and journalist; d. 1981. From the description of Papers, 1915-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605113 Roy Wilkins was born in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Wilkins edited the KANSAS CITY CALL, a Black newspaper, from 1923 to 1931. Wilkins became Assistant Secretary of the NAACP in 1931 and became Executive Secretary in 1955. Under his leadership the NAACP grew to 350,000 members. ...

Cook, Marlow W. (Marlow Webster), 1926-

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Parr, Carol, 1941-

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Stokes, Louis

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Epithet: Reverend British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000696.0x00024a Louis Stokes was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 23, 1925 to Charles and Louise Stokes. His father died in 1928, leaving Louise to raise two young sons alone. His family moved to Outhwaite Homes, one of the first federally funded housing projects in Cleveland, in 1938, and he attended Central High School. After graduating from hi...

Ceballos, Jackie

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Lindy Boggs.

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Benson, Lucy Wilson

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Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

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Pottinger, J. Stanley, 1940-

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Gwendolyn S. Cherry

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Boyer, Elizabeth

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Boyer, an author and a member of the Ohio branch of the National Organization for Women, was one of the founders of the Women's Equity Action League in 1968. From the description of Papers, 1965-1972 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006965 ...

Elizabeth K. Mandell.

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Peterson, Elly Maude, 1914-2008

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Charlotte, Michigan, resident, state chairperson of Republican Party, and assistant chairperson of Republican National Committee. From the description of Elly Peterson papers, 1943-1985. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421034 Charlotte, Mich., resident, state chairperson of Republican Party, and assistant chairperson of Republican National Committee. Beginning in the mid-1950s, Elly Peterson worked for the Republican State Central Com...

Hollings, Ernest F., 1922-....

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Carmen R. Maymi.

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Alexander, Clifford L. (Clifford Leopold), 1897-1989

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Mandel, Maurice

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Schwartz, Felice N.

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Civic worker. From the description of Reminiscences of Felice N. Schwartz : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309725261 ...

Hills, Carla A.

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Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976

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U. S. Senator from Michigan, 1959-1976. From the description of Philip A. Hart sound recordings, 1959-1976. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 747430732 U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1959-1976. From the description of Philip A. Hart papers, 1948-1976. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420860 Philip A. Hart was United States Senator from Michigan, serving from 1959 until his death in December of 1976. Born in Bryn Mawr,...

Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-2009

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Edward Moore Kennedy (b. Feb. 22, 1932, Boston, Mass.-d. Aug. 25, 2009), graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government in 1956, and received his LL.B. from the University of Virginia in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was elected democratic senator from Massachusetts in 1962, served until his death in August 2009. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County from 1961 to 1962, and sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1980....

Heide, Wilma Scott, 1921-1985

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Wilma Scott Heide was a sociologist and former chair and president of the National Organization for Women. She obtained her R.N. from Brooklyn State Hospital (1945), her B.A. in sociology (1950) and a Litt.M. (1955) from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Ph.D. in feminist theory and public policy from the Union of Experimenting Colleges and Universities (1978). She was married to Eugene E. Heide from 1951 to 1972; they had two children, Tamara and Terry. Heide was a ...

Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985

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Pauli Murray (1910-1985) was a lawyer, scholar, writer, educator, administrator, religious leader, civil rights and women's rights activist. She was a co-founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the first black woman to be ordained as an Episcopal minister. She spent much of her life in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. From the description of Proud shoes : the story of an American family : typescript, 1956 / by Pauli Murray. (New York Public Library)....

Burroughs-Grossman, Carol

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Zatlin, Phyllis, 1938-....

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Dr. Phyllis Zatlin, literary critic, translator and professor of Spanish, was born on December 31, 1938, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Zatlin graduated as valedictorian from St. Petersburg High School, St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1956 and went on to complete her undergraduate education at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In 1960, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and French, graduating with highest honors, including selection for Who’s Who among American Colleges an...

Kuck, Elizabeth Jane, 1915-

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Frances T. Farenthold

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Eagleton, Thomas F., 1929-2007

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Senator from Missouri. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Edward Wagenknecht, [no year] Aug. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270863912 ...

Janice K. Mendenhall

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Porter, Sylvia

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Esther M. Westervelt

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Hughes, Sarah T. (Sarah Tilghman), 1896-1985

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Madar, Olga M.

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Williams, Harrison A., Jr., 1919-2001

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Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr. (1919 - 2001) represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate from 1959 until 1982. He also served in the House of Representatives as Congressman from New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District (Union County) from 1953 through 1956. Known since infancy by the nickname "Pete," Williams was a member of the Democratic Party during a period when Democrats held a majority in the Senate. Consequently, until a Republican majority took office in 1981 toward the end...

Sinchak, Morag

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Baum, Jessie

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Glaser, Vera

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Tunney, John V. (John Varick), 1934-

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U.S. Congressman from Riverside Calif., and U.S. Senator from 1971-77. From the description of John V. Tunney papers, circa 1960-1980. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26863469 ...

Tobias, Sheila.

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Feminist activist Sheila Tobias teaches politics and women's studies at the University of Arizona. A graduate of Radcliffe College, she earned her Ph.D. at Columbia University. She was a founding member of the National Organization for Women and one of the founders of the Women's Studies Program at Cornell University. From the description of [Speech] [videorecording]. 1994-10-18. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122522012 Sheila Tobias was one of the founders of the...

Pogrebin, Letty Cottin

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Born in New York City, 9 June 1939. Graduated from Brandeis University in 1959. She began her career in book publishing as an editorial assistant and director of publicity and subsidiary rights at the publishing house of Bernard Geis Associates. Her journalistic career has included freelance writing for the New York Times, TV Guide, Boardroom Reports, and Good Housekeeping, among others. She contributed "The Working Woman" column to Ladies' Home Journal from 1971 to 1981. A founder of Ms. magazi...

Addie Wyatt.

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Gore, Louise

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Blunt, Kathleen

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Brennan, Peter J., 1918-1996

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Peter Joseph Brennan was born May 24, 1918 in New York, New York, the son of John J. and Agnes (Moore) Brennan. His father was an ironworker who died when he was three. After attending the College of the City of New York, he became an apprentice painter and joined Local 1456 of the Painter's Union. He married Josephine Brickley. During World War II, he served in the Naval Reserve. His career as a union official started when he was elected as Business Manager of Local 1456 in 1947. In 1951, he be...

Sonia Pressman.

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Perkins, Carl D.

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Robens, Jane

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Muskie, Edmund S.

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Gates, Margaret Jane

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Murphy, Betty Southard

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Proxmire, William

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Harold D. Donahue

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Seward, Doris

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Young, Stephen M. (Stephen Marvin), 1889-1984

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Stephen Marvin Young (b. May 4, 1889, Huron County, Ohio-d. Dec. 1, 1984, Washington, D.C.), U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Ohio, graduated from Western Reserve University law school and was a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives. He served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border and during the First World War. He was elected to the 77th Congress, serving from 1941 to 1943, and during World War II was an officer in the U.S. Army, serving in North Africa and Italy, discharg...

Mathias, Charles McC. (Charles McCurdy), 1922-2010

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Charles McCurdy Mathias, Jr. (R, Md) was a U.S. Representative and a Senator from Maryland, 1961-1987. Mathias was born in Frederick, MD July 24 1922, attended Haverford College, and received the law degree from the University of MD in 1949. He served as a naval officer in the South Pacific during World War II, 1942-1946. Mathias was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates (1959-1960) and to the U.S. Congress, 1961-1969. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1...

Young, Margaret M.

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Fitzgerald, Laurine E.

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Kummerfeld, Carol Bonosaro,

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Grant, Loraine

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Conlin, Roxanne Barton

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Roxanne Barton Conlin, feminist and civil justice activist, worked as a lawyer in private practice from 1966 to 1967 before serving as Deputy Industrial Commissioner in Des Moines from 1967 to 1968. Conlin was an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Iowa for seven years (1969-1977), heading the Civil Rights Section of the Iowa Department of Justice. She also did anti-trust work in this position and handled several cases involving willful misconduct by public officials. ...

East, Catherine Shipe, 1916-1996

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Catherine Shipe East (b. May 15, 1916, Barboursville, W. Va.-d. Aug. 17, 1996, Ithaca, N.Y.), began her career an a junior civil service examiner with the U.S Civil Service Commission in 1939. She advanced to become the chief of the career service division before going to work for the Department of Labor in 1977. She served as the technical adviser to the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and participated in the research and writing of the commissions report, American Women, publish...

Ethel Bent Walsh

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Simchak, Morag

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Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005

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Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (1924-2005) activist, educator, politician and author was born in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of four girls. She lived in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn with her factory worker father, Charles (originally from British Guyana) and her seamstress and domestic worker mom, Ruby Seale (who came from Barbados). Between 1927 and 1934, Chisholm was sent to live with her grandmother, Emaline Seale, in Christ Church, Barbados. Chisholm attended local school, ...

Florence P. Dwyer

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Simonson, Joy R.

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Educated at Bryn Mawr College and American University, Simonson was senior program officer for the U.S. delegation to the International Women's Year conference in Mexico City in 1975. She served as assistant director of the Federal Women's Program, U.S. Civil Service Commission, and as executive director of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, 1975-1982. The NACWEP was established by the Women's Educational Equity Act to advise the Commissioner of Education on administr...

Elisabeth W. Hogan.

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Fuentes, Sonia Pressman

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Lawyer and feminist, Fuentes worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1965-1973, some of this time as chief of the legislative counsel division. She was a founder of the National Organization for Women, Women's Equity Action League, and Federally Employed Women, and has lectured widely on women's rights. From the description of Papers, 1965-1990 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007571 ...

Hartry, Bert, 1929-

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During the early 1970s, Hartry was a convening member of the Washington chapter of the Women's Equity Action League and director of WEAL's first national office. After moving to Boston in 1973, she served as secretary on the national board of WEAL, and in 1977 was named delegate at large to the International Women's Year conference in Houston. From the description of Papers, 1970-1979 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007583 ...

Freeman, Jo.

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Raffel, Norma K.

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Morag Simchak.

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Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991

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Young, Milton Ruben, 1897-1983

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Milton R. Young : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122361996 Milton R. Young, native of Berlin-La Moure, N.D., served in the North Dakota Legislature from 1932 until being appointed to the U.S. Senate in 1945. He served there until his retirement in 1981. From the description of Milton R. Young photograph collection [graphic]. [1945-1980] (North Dakota State Un...

Griffiths, Martha Wright, 1912-

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Martha W. Griffiths was born in Pierce City, Missouri in 1912. She received her A.B. from the University of Missouri in 1934 and her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1940. She began practicing law in 1941 but soon turned her attention to Michigan politics (where she had moved) and began seeking public office. She was a member of the Michigan State Legislature from 1948 to 1952, a judge of Detroit's Recorder's Court, 1953 to 1954, and from 1955 to 1974, a Dem...

Particia Reilly Hitt

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Heckler, Margaret

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Bird, Caroline

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Holtzman, Elizabeth.

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Lawyer and politician (Radcliffe, A.B., 1962, Harvard Law School, J.D., 1965) Holtzman was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from New York's 16th District in 1972; she served from January 1973 to December 1980 and was on the Judiciary Committee. She was, in 1972, the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. After an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1980, Holtzman was elected New York City's first female district attorney in 1982, hea...

Caspar Weinberger.

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King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006

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Coretta Scott King (b. April 27, 1927, Marion, AL–d. Jan. 30, 2006, Rosarito Beach, Mexico) was the wife of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. She attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and earned a degree from the New England Conservatory of Music studying under Marie Sundelius. She met King in Boston and they were married in 1953. They had four children: Yolanda (1955), Martin III (1957), Dexter (1961), and Bernice (1963).The King family lived in Montgomery, Alabama. Mrs. ...

Yvonne W. Braithwaite.

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Karen Keesling.

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Joyce Miller.

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Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998

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Bella S. Abzug (b. July 24, 1920, New York City, NY–d. March 31, 1998, New York City, NY) was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. She recieved her undergraduate degree from Hunter College and a law degree from Columbia University in 1944. She practiced law at the firm of Pressman, Witt & Cammer specializing in labor law and took on civil rights cases. In 1970, she won a seat in the House of Represenatitves and served through 1977. A s...

Treder, Paula, 1925-

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Fraser, Donald M.

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Cyrus Vance.

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Weal Fund

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Don Edwards.

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Franziska P. Hosken

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Gladstone, Leslie

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Daly, Mary

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Florence Howe.

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