Day: February 26, 2019

02.26 | Women.Born.Before

26 feb 1849 Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell
Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell (26 feb 1849 – 22 jul 1883 | Holly Springs MS – Holly Springs MS) novelist, feminist, short story writer | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
26 feb 1858 Alice Mabel Bacon
Alice Mabel Bacon (26 feb 1858 – 01 may 1918 | New Haven CT – New Haven CT) nonfiction author, foreign advisor to Japan, international women’s educator | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
26 feb 1858 Lavinia Lloyd Dock.jpg
Lavinia Lloyd Dock (26 feb 1858 – 17 apr 1956 | Harrisburg PA – Chambersburg PA) nurse, author, feminist, women’s rights activist, nursing education pioneer, helped form National League of Nursing, contributing editor to American Journal of Nursing | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
26 feb 1879 Mabel Ganson Evans Dodge Sterne Luhan
Mabel Ganson Evans Dodge Sterne Luhan (26 feb 1879 – 13 aug 1962 | Buffalo NY – Taos NM) author, hostess, memoirist, patron of women’s arts / artists / writers, Native American culture promoter, pioneer US psychoanalysis patient | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Elizabeth Hawley Gasque Van Exem (26 feb 1886 – 02 nov 1989 | Blythewood SC – Ridgeway SC) author, lecturer, politician, first female SC State Representative, longest lived member of US House or Senate

Helen Hull Law (26 feb 1890 – 11 nov 1966 | Brooklyn NY – Winter Park FL) author, professor of Latin and Greek, founded / organized Kappa Nu Sigma honor society

Casey Geddes Miller (26 feb 1919 – 05 jan 1997 | Toledo OH – East Haddam CT) editor, author, feminist, philanthropist, WWII US Navy officer / cryptographer, non-sexist English language advocate

Marjorie Constance Caserio (26 feb 1929 – London UK) author, chemist, British-born American, co-authored organic chemistry textbook, one of first scientists to use  nuclear magnetic resonance / ion cyclotron resonance to study bonding / reactions of sulfur compounds

LaDonna Vita Tabbytite Harris (26 feb 1931 – Temple OK) politician, social activist, Comanche, autobiographical author, founding president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, one of first inductees into National Native American Hall of Fame

Jane Wagner (26 feb 1935 – Morristown TN) writer, director, producer, Lily Tomlin’s wife / writer / collaborator

Diane Curry (26 feb 1938 – US) operatic mezzo-soprano

Elizabeth Russell Miller (26 feb 1939 – St John’s, Newfoundland) author, scholar, essayist, lecturer, Professor Emerita, founding editor Journal of Dracula Studies

Dorothy [Dossie] Marguerite Easton (26 feb 1944 – Andover MA) poet, non-fiction author, family therapist

Phyllis Eisenstein (26 feb 1946 – Chicago IL) fantasy/science fiction novelist, short story writer

Elizabeth Aileen Aldrich (26 feb 1947 – Appleton WI) curator, author, archivist, lecturer, consultant, choreographer, dance historian, workshop leader

Robin Maxwell (26 feb 1948 – Plainfield NJ) historical novelist, screenwriter, political blogger, specialist in Tudor period

Sharyn Elaine McCrumb (26 feb 1948 – Wilmington NC) serial novelist, short story writer

Margaret A. Donnelly (26 feb 1949 – San Tomé, Venezuela) Venezuelan-American author, attorney, historical novelist, community activist

Susan Elizabeth George (26 feb 1949 – Warren OH) mystery novelist, stories set in Britain

Susan Loy (26 feb 1951 – Moneta VA) artist, author, speaker, historian, geographer, calligrapher, watercolorist, mandala painter, ‘Literary Calligraphy’ innovator and illustrator

Sheila Roberts (26 feb 1951 – Seattle WA) historical / contemporary romance novelist

Eileen Rockefeller Growald (26 feb 1952 – US) venture philanthropist, founding president of Institute for the Advancement of Health, co-founded The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning [CASEL], co-founded Champlain Valley Greenbelt Alliance [CVGA] in Vermont

Barbara Lee Buholz Niven (26 feb 1953 – Portland OR) author, actress, producer

Victoria Anne [Vicki] Reggie Kennedy (26 feb 1954 – Crowley LA) lawyer, US political family member, widow / second wife of Ted Kennedy, president / co-founder of Common Sense about Kids and Guns

Helena Maria Viramontes (26 feb 1954 – East Los Angeles CA) critic, novelist, professor, Mexican-American, short fiction writer

Lisa Staiano-Coico (26 feb 1956 – Brooklyn NY) academic, politician, medical researcher, former / first alumna president of City College of New York

Karen Berger (26 feb 1958 – US) comic book writer / editor

Susan Jane Helms (26 feb 1958 – Charlotte NC) former NASA astronaut, retired Lieutenant General in US Air Force