01 jan 25 | women.born.today

Clarina Irene Howard Nichols (25 jan 1810 – 11 jan 1885 | West Townshend VT – Potter Valley CA) author, abolitionist, journalist, lobbyist, public speaker, temperance worker, women’s rights activist, Underground Railroad conductor

Virginia Kyle Campbell (25 jan 1822 – 30 jan 1882 | Raleigh NC – St Louis MO) Irish-American philanthropist, social / political hostess, St. Louis high society matron / activist

Ann Ralston James (25 jan 1853 – 06 jul 1944 | Independence MO – Excelsior Springs MO) American folk figure, wife of Western outlaw Frank James

Bertha Feiring Tapper (25 jan 1859 – 02 sep 1915 | Oslo, Norway – New York NY) pianist, author, composer, music teacher

Maud Wood Park (25 jan 1871 – 08 may 1955 | Boston MA – Reading MA) activist, author, lecturer, playwright, suffragist

Amelia Ford Porter Walton (25 jan 1883 – 08 mar 1973 | Centerville UT – Centerville UT) teacher, civic activist, Mormon, Daughters of Utah Pioneers member

Mabel Wood Martin (25 jan 1888 – 13 jun 1956 | unknown – unknown [buried in Arlington National Cemetery with husband] novelist, short story writer

Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney (25 jan 1895 – 04 oct 1957 | Charleston SC – Charleston SC) poet, novelist, founded Poetry Society of South Carolina

Eugenia Drabek Smetisko Smith (25 jan 1899 – 31 jan 1997 | Bukovina, Austria-Hungary – North Kingstown RI) public speaker, false memoirist / autobiographical author, Romanov impostor who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia

Edna Andrade (25 jan 1917 – 17 apr 2008 | Portsmouth VA – Philadelphia PA) pioneering Op Artist, geometric abstract painter

Macy Elkins Morse (25 jan 1921 – Molalla OR) anti-nuclear / non-violent peace activist

Shirley Ardell Mason (25 jan 1923 – 26 feb 1998 | Dodge Center MN – Lexington KY) folk figure, visual artist, sixteen separate personalities, aka Sybil Isabel Dorsett, aka The Most Famous Psychiatric Patient in History

Vivian Gussine Paley (25 jan 1929 – Chicago IL) author, children’s book writer, preschool / kindergarten teacher, early childhood education researcher

Ruth Kligman (25 jan 1930 – 01 mar 2010 | Newark NJ – Bronx NY) Jewish-American writer, abstract artist

Anne Innis Dagg (25 jan 1933 – Toronto, Ontario) author, biologist, feminist, zoologist, animal activist, aka the Jane Goodall of Giraffes

Judith Ann [Judy] Mayotte (25 jan 1937 – Wichita KS) author, ethicist, professor, producer, humanitarian, former Catholic religious sister

Sybille Pearson (25 jan 1937 – Prague, Czechoslovakia) Czech-American author, lyricist, librettist, playwright

Jane Shelby Richardson (25 jan 1941 – Teaneck NJ) biophysicist, sketch artist, Richardson ribbon diagram developer

Helaine Fendelman (25 jan 1942 – Riverside IL) author, tv co-host / instructor, antiques generalist, folk art specialist, fine arts / collectibles appraiser

Emőke Jolán Erzsébet Szathmáry (25 jan 1944 – Hungary) author, scholar, professor, university administrator, physical athropologist, human genetics specialist, Hungarian-Canadian, Distinguished Lecturer

Nancy Deborah Goldring (25 jan 1945 – Oak Ridge TN) artist, etcher, professor, multi-media / foto-projections artist

Trudy Huskamp Peterson (25 jan 1945 – Estherville IA) author, archivist, former US Acting Archivist

Ann Welpton Fisher-Wirth (25 jan 1947 – Washington DC) poet, scholar

Brenda Boozer (25 jan 1948 – Atlanta GA) operatic / concert mezzo-soprano

Sheila Crump Johnson (25 jan 1949 – McKeesport PA) African-American, producer / filmmaker, sports team owner, spa / hospitality businesswoman, first black US female billionaire

Katherine Ann Power (25 jan 1949 – Denver CO) poet, author, professor, AIDS activist, former ex-convict / long-time fugitive, born Alice Louise Metzinger

Gloria Naylor (25 jan 1950 – 28 sep 2016 | New York NY – Christiansted USVI) African-American novelist, educator

Kim Gandy (25 jan 1954 – Bossier City LA) feminist, attorney, former president National Organization of Women (NOW), CEO / president National Network to End Domestic Violence

Joan Jeanrenaud (25 jan 1956 – Memphis TN) avant-garde cellist, former member of Kronos Quartet

Christina M. [Tina] Tchen (25 jan 1956 – Columbus OH) lawyer, community activist, former US Presidential / First Lady Chief of Staff, Executive Director of White House Council on Women and Girls

Karen A. Cerulo (25 jan 1957 – Perth Amboy NJ) author, sociologist, professor of sociology, Sociological Forum journal editor, culture / cognition / communication specialist

Dinah Beth Manoff (25 jan 1958 – New York NY) actress, tv director

Nancy Gibbs (25 jan 1960 – New York NY) essayist, author / co-author, managing editor Time magazine, commentator on US politics and values

Kerry Noonan (25 jan 1960 – US) former actress, founding member LA City Stage Theatre Company, professor of folklore and mythology, women / religion specialist