05 may 09

Harriet Rebecca Lane Johnston (09 may 1830 – 03 jul 1903 | Franklin County PA – Narragansett RI) acting US First Lady for uncle, fine art collector, arts / music advocate, Native American reservation activist, children’s hospital / Washington Cathedral School for Choir Boys founder, aka First Lady of National Collection of Fine Arts

Mary Eno Bassett Mumford (09 may 1842 – 09 may 1935 | Litchfield CT – New Britain) author, activist, editor, teacher

Isabella Maria [Belle] Boyd (09 may 1843 – 11 jun 1900 | Martinsburg VA – Wisconsin Dells WI) spy, lecturer, memoirist, aka Cleopatra of the Secession, Siren of the Shenandoah

Elizabeth Garver Jordan (09 may 1865 – 24 feb 1947 | Milwaukee WI – New York NY) editor, novelist, memoirist, journalist, suffragist

Susan Grimes Walker FitzGerald (09 may 1871 – 20 jan 1943 | Cambridge MA – Jamaica Plain MA) writer, suffragist, first female Democratic MA State Representative

Dorothy Clarke Wilson (09 may 1904 – 26 mar 2003 | Gardiner ME – Orono ME) author, playwright

Sarah Patton Boyle (09 may 1906 – 24 feb 1994 | Charlottesville VA – Arlington VA) civil rights activist, autobiographical author

Eleanor Ruth Rosenfield Estes (09 may 1906 – 15 jul 1988 | West Haven CT – Hamden CT) children’s book author

Kathryn Kuhlman (09 may 1907 – 20 feb 1976 | Concordia MO – Tulsa OK) author, evangelist, faith healer

Fay Mitchell Kanin (09 may 1917 – 27 mar 2013 | New York NY – Santa Monica CA) producer, playwright, screenwriter

Mary Curtis-Verna (09 may 1921 – 04 dec 2009 | Salem MA – Seattle WA) operatic lirico spinto soprano, voice teacher / head of Washington University Voice Department

Mona Van Duyn (09 may 1921 – 02 dec 2004 | Waterloo IA – University City MO) poet, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to US Library of Congress

Barbara Ann Scott King (09 may 1928 – 30 sep 2012 | Ottawa, Ontario – Amelia City FL) ice skater, nonfiction author

Eva Haller (09 may 1930 – Budapest, Hungary) activist, professor, philanthropist, Hungarian-American, Campaign Communications Institute of American founder / president

Muriel Ann Lipsey Smith (09 may 1930 – Britannia Beach, British Columbia) politician, women’s rights / human rights activist, affirmative action social work educator

Catalina Parra (09 may 1940 – Santiago, Chile) Chilean-American, political activist, photomontage artist

Marion Pardy (09 may 1942 – Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador) author, diaconal minister, former United Church of Canada Moderator

Candice Bergen (09 may 1946 – Beverly Hills CA) actress, essayist, producer, playwright, memoirist, photographer, political activist

Jorie Graham (09 may 1950 – New York NY) poet, former Academy of American Poets Chancellor

Joy Harjo (09 may 1951 – Tulsa OK) Mvskoke poet, author, musician, Native American Renaissance writer

Amy Marie Hill (09 may 1953 – Deadwood SD) writer, actress, comedian, performance artist

Mary Alice Mapes (09 may 1956 – Burlington WA) author, journalist, consultant, former tv news producer

Lisa Henson (09 may 1960 – Westchester NY) tv / film director, producer, executive

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