03 mar 30 | women.born.today

Eliza Grew Jones (30 mar 1803 – 28 mar 1838 | Providence RI – Bangkok, Siam) memoirist, Biblical historian, American Baptist missionary to Burma and Siam, created first Siamese-English dictionary, invented romanized script for writing Siamese language

Ann Sophia Winterbotham Stephens (30 mar 1810 – 20 aug 1886 | Derby CT – Newport RI) poet, author, novelist, essayist, magazine editor and founder

Julia Elizabeth Christiansen Hoffman (30 mar 1856 – 30 nov 1934 | Manti UT – Portland OR) artist, arts patron, Arts and Crafts curator / teacher, eponym of Hoffman Gallery at OCAC, first person to walk across Willamette River Bridge, founded Arts and Crafts Society of Portland (later the Oregon College of Art and Craft)

Mary Whiton Calkins (30 mar 1863 – 26 feb 1930 | Hartford CT – Newton MA) author, researcher, philosopher, psychologist, autobiographical author, Wellesley professor, earned Harvard PhD but un-awarded because of gender, first female president of American Psychological Association and American Philosophical Association

Helen Abbot Merrill (30 mar 1864 – 01 may 1949 | Llewellyn Park NJ – Wellesley MA) poet, lyricist, educator, mathematician, textbook author, women’s educational advocate

Maud Humphrey Bogart (30 mar 1865 – 22 nov 1940 | Rochester NY – Hollywood CA) artist, illustrator, mother of actor Humphrey Bogart

Jessie Donaldson Hodder (30 mar 1867 – 19 nov 1931 | Cincinnati OH – Framingham MA) penologist, prison reformer, women’s inmate researcher, sole female delegate to International Prison Congress, US National Crime Commission presidential appointee

Anna Rochester (30 mar 1880 – 11 may 1966 | New York NY – New York NY) journalist, labor reformer, political activist, anti-child labor advocate, co-founded Labor Research Association, The World Tomorrow Christian socialist magazine editor

Margaret Cameron Carnegie Miller (30 mar 1897 – 11 apr 1990 | Manhattan NY – Fairfield CT) philanthropist, sole child / heiress of Andrew Carnegie, lifetime trustee of grant-making Carnegie Corporation

Catherine Dorris Norrell (30 mar 1901 – 26 oct 1981 | Camden AR – Warren AR) educator, politician, music director, third female AK state representative, Equal Rights Amendment activist / advocate

Roberta Brooke Russell Kuser Marshall Astor (30 mar 1902 – 13 aug 2007 | Portsmouth NH – Briarcliff Manor NY) heiress, WWII nurse, memoirist, magazine editor / writer, philanthropist, victim of theft and elder abuse by her son

Eloise Margaret Burns Wilkins (30 mar 1904 – 04 oct 1987 | Rochester NY – Brighton NY) artist, Baby Dear doll creator, children’s Little Golden Books illustrator, doll designer for Vogue and Madame Alexander

Hortense Kalisher Kleinberg (30 mar 1905 – 12 nov 1966 | Peshtigo WI – Seattle WA) Jewish-American, women’s social activist, Women’s Division head of Seattle Jewish Federated Fund

Anna Roosevelt Dall Boettiger Halsted (30 mar 1906 – 01 dec 1975 | New York NY – Hillsdale NY) children’s book author, political family figure, US Presidential assistant / hostess, newspaper editor / owner / publisher

Evelyn Witthoff (30 mar 1912 – 05 feb 2002 | Chicago IL – Illinois US) doctor, memoirist, missionary, civilian internee

Jeanne Parr (30 mar 1924 – 23 may 2016 | Madison WI – Hawaii US) author, tv talk show host, news correspondent, documentary producer, communications consultant, mother of actor Chris North

Myna Potts  (30 mar 1927 – Bonita TX) museum founder, historical preservationist

Joanne Grant (30 mar 1930 – 09 jan 2005 | Utica NY – Manhattan NY) author, reporter, journalist, African-American, civil rights historian, Communist Party USA member, biographical documentary director

Kay Waldo Barnes (30 mar 1938 –  St Joseph MO) politician, first female Mayor of Kansas City, retired human resources development firm owner / president, Distinguished Professor for Public Leadership

Leila Rodríguez Stahl (30 mar 1942 – San Jose, Costa Rica) artist, painter, sculptor, former First Lady of Costa Rica, Costa Rican arts / cultural identity preservationist

Mary Beams (30 mar 1945 – US) artist, muralist, animator, created Boston MBTA Green Line murals, teaching assistant at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Janice Lowry (30 mar 1946 – 20 sep 2009 | Phoenix AZ – Santa Ana CA) collagist, assemblage artist, visual journalist

Naomi Sims (30 mar 1948 – 01 aug 2009 | Oxford MS – Newark NJ) model, author, advice columnist, cosmetics / fragrance / beauty salon entrepreneur

Gail Bird (30 mar 1949 – Oakland CA) Southwest American Indian artist / jewelry designer

Ruth Elynia S. Mabanglo (30 mar 149 – Manila, Philippines) poet, author, journalist, retired professor, former coordinator of Philippine Literature Program, Hawaii University

Marty Pottenger (30 mar 1952 – Chicago IL) writer, teacher, speaker, playwright, theatre director, performance artist, founding member Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, founding director of Art at Work in Portland ME, Executive Director of Terra Moto Inc. multidisciplinary arts organization

Jahnna Beecham Malcolm (30 mar 1953 – Wichita KS) juvenile / young adult fiction co-author

Sarah Gorham (30 mar 1954 – Louisville KY) poet, writer, publisher

Christiane Rousseau (30 mar 1954 – Versailles, France) author, essayist, French-Canadian, mathematician, professor of statistics / mathematics, former president of Canadian Mathematical Society

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