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Helen Louise Herron [Nellie] Taft (02 jun 1861 – 22 may 1943 | Cincinnati OH – Washington DC) memoirist, US First Lady, patroness of music, planted / arranged DC Japanese cherry trees

Marjorie Hill Allee (02 jun 1890 – 30 apr 1945 | Carthage IN – Indiana US) fiction / nonfiction writer, young adult novelist, children’s book author

Dorothy West (02 jun 1907 – 16 aug 1998 | Boston MA – Boston MA) novelist, short story writer

Ruth Atkinson Ford (02 jun 1918 – 01 jun 1997 | Toronto, Ontario – Pacifica CA) cartoonist, pioneering comic book artist, aka R. Atkinson

Betty Wishnick-Freeman (02 jun 1921 – 03 jan 2009 | Chicago IL – Los Angeles CA) art collector, photographer, philanthropist, biographical author, documentary filmmaker

June Rose Callwood (02 jun 1924 – 14 apr 2007 | Chatham, Ontario – Toronto, Ontario) author, journalist, social activist, aka Canada’s Conscience

Patricia Meyer Battin (02 jun 1929 – Gettysburg PA) author, pioneer digital librarian / preservationist

Anita Kempler Lobel (02 jun 1934 – Krakow, Poland) children’s book illustrator

Carol Ann Shields (02 jun 1935 – 16 jul 2003 | Oak Park IL – Victoria, British Columbia) US-Canadian poet, critic, novelist, playwright, short story writer

Sally Claire Kellerman (02 jun 1937 – Long Beach CA) actress, author, memoirist, producer, singer,  voice-over artist

Virginia [Ginny] Foat (02 jun 1941 – Queens NY) feminist politician, autobiographical author

Marjorie Welish (02 jun 1944 – New York NY) poet, artist, art critic

Anita Altman (02 jun 1945 – Bronx NY) city planner, social entrepreneur, disability rights activist, ReelAbilities co-founder,  Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) developer

Suzan Shown Harjo (02 jun 1945 – El Reno OK) poet, writer, lecturer, curator, policy advocate, Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee, Native American rights activist, president Morning Star Institute

Carolyn Louise Baylies (02 jun 1947 – 01 nov 2003 | Texas US – Leeds UK) editor, activist, author, academic, feminist economist, health / sociology / third world development scholar

Jeanine Ferris Pirro (02 jun 1951 – Elmira NY) novelist, former judge / prosecutor / elected official

Lee Upton (02 jun 1953 – St Johns MI) poet, fiction writer, literary critic

Mayo Moran (02 jun 1959 – Prince George, British Columbia) author, lawyer, professor, administrator

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