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Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (02 apr 1860 – 02 aug 1936 | Mobile AL – Syracuse NY) novelist, short story writer

Clara Pierce Wolcott Driscoll (02 apr 1861 – 06 nov 1944 | Tallmadge OH – Tallmadge OH) director of Tiffany Girls, stained glass crafter / designer / innovator

Clara Driscoll (02 apr 1881 – 17 jul 1945 | St Mary’s of Aransas TX – Corpus Christi TX) novelist, politician, comic opera writer, philanthropist, historic preservationist

Helen Brewster Owens (02 apr 1881 – 06 jun 1968 | Pleasanton KS – Martinsburg WV) suffragist, mathematician, women’s activist

Reva Beck Bosone (2 apr 1895 – 21 jul 1983 | American Fork UT – Vienna VA) judge, attorney, first elected female U.S. Representative from Utah

Gertrude Sawyer (02 apr 1895 – 11 feb 1996 | Tuscola IL – Pomona CA) architect, professor of architecture, early female licensed architect

Soia Mentschikoff (02 apr 1915 – 18 jun 1984 | Moscow, Russia – Coral Gables FL) lawyer, law scholar, law school dean, first female law professor at Harvard

Betty Bone Schiess (02 apr 1923 – Cincinnati OH) author, American Episcopal priest, member of Philadelphia Eleven women’s ordination movement, past president of International Association of Women Ministers

Margot Siegel (02 apr 1923 – 24 feb 2015 | St Paul MN – Palm Spring FL) editor, reporter, journalist, public relations director, founded Palm Spring Fashion Group, namesake for Margot Siegel Design Award for emerging designers

Georgia Bitner (02 apr 1926 – 10 sep 2012 | Atlanta GA – Studio City CA) actress, painter, gardener, children’s activist, aka Hollywood’s Second Banana

Joan Howard Maurer (02 apr 1927 – Brooklyn NY) author, memoirist, biographer, daughter of Three Stooges Moe Howard

Rosalind Fox Solomon (02 apr 1930 – Highland Park IL) author, photographer, health / mental health activist

Shirley Jean Douglas (02 apr 1934 – Weyburn, Saskatchewan) actress, social activist, former radical political activist, public Canadian health care advocate

Georgie Anne Geyer (02 apr 1935 – Chicago IL) author, columnist, journalist

Rochelle Bass Owens (02 apr 1936 – Brooklyn NY) poet, editor, novelist, playwright

J. J. Phillips (02 apr 1944 – Los Angeles CA) African-American poet, novelist, civil rights activist

Anne Waldman (02 apr 1945 – Millville NJ) poet, editor, writer, scholar, professor, performer, collaborator, cultural / political activist, member of Outrider experimental poetry community

Carol Dunlop (02 apr 1947 – 02 nov 1982 | Boston MA – Paris, France) writer, activist, translator, photographer

Emmylou Harris (02 apr 1947 – Birmingham AL) feminist, singer-songwriter, veterans / landmine victims activist, shelter founder / animal rights activist

Camille Paglia (2 apr 1947 – Endicott NY) poet, author, essayist, professor, cultural critic, dissident feminist, political libertarian, women’s sexual history theorist

Joan D. Vinge (02 apr 1948 – Baltimore MD) poet, short story writer, serial science fiction author, née Joan Carol Dennison

Shirley Duvigneaud Bowler (02 apr 1949 – New Orleans LA) writer, editor, educator, Louisiana state politician, aka The Black Widow

Megan McTavish (02 apr 1949 – Elgin IL) retired actress, former soap opera head writer

Melba Joyce Boyd (02 apr 1950 – US) poet, editor, author, essayist, professor, biographer, filmmaker, former Fulbright Scholar, African-American film and literature critic, Africana / African American Studies Program chair / director

Elizabeth Hanna (02 apr 1953 – Ottawa, Ontario) voice actress, speech pathologist

Bonnie Erbé (02 apr 1954 – New York NY) blogger, journalist, women’s activist, tv news analysis host, USNews.com contributing editor, syndicated newspaper columnist, Federation for American Immigration Reform board member

Elizabeth A. Eaton (02 apr 1955 – Cleveland OH) first female Presiding Bishop of Evangelical Lutheran Church of American (ELCA)

Chellie Pingree (02 apr 1955 – Minneapolis MN) knitter, politician, entrepreneur, Common Cause leader, North Island Designs founder / CEO, co-owner North Haven ME lodge / restaurant

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