08 aug 20 | Women.Born.Today

Maria Louise Pool (20 aug 1841 – 18 may 1898 | Rockland MA – Rockland MA) author, social novelist, magazine writer

Margaret Clay Ferguson (20 aug 1863 – 28 aug 1951 | Orleans NY – San Diego CA) author, botanist, first woman president Botanical Society of America

Caroline Risque Janis (20 aug 1883 – 09 apr 1952 | St Louis MO – St Louis MO) painter, sculptor, member of The Potters’ Wheel group of artists and writers

Rose Hum Lee (20 aug 1904 – 24 mar 1964) author, sociologist, researcher, short story writer, first female Chinese-American sociology department head

Jacqueline Susann (20 aug 1918 – 21 sep 1974 | Philadelphia PA – New York NY) novelist

Alice Rowe Burks (20 aug 1920 – East Cleveland OH) children’s book author, electronic computer historian

Ursula Bailey Marvin (20 aug 1921 – Bradford VT) author, retired planetary geologist

Anne Edwards (20 aug 1927 – Port Chester NY) novelist, biographer, children’s book writer, autobiographical author

Nikki Keddie (20 aug 1930 – Brooklyn NY) author, orientalist, former professor of Eastern, Iranian, and women’s history

Alison Liebhafsky Des Forges (20 aug 1942 – 12 feb 2009 | Schenectady NY – Clarence Center NY) author, historian, human rights activist

Jacquelyn Jeanne [Jackie] Mayer (20 aug 1942 – Sandusky OH) author, stroke victim, motivational speaker, health activist / spokeswoman

Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich (20 aug 1946 – Washington DC) reporter, news anchor, broadcast journalist, aka Connie Chung and Connie Povich

Delaine Eastin (20 aug 1947 – San Diego CA) author, publisher, politician, women’s studies / political science professor, CA Superintendent of Public Instruction

Ann Moura (20 aug 1947 – US) author, archivist, history teacher, US Navy Lieutenant, metaphysical store owner, Green Witchcraft activist / practitioner

Heather McHugh (20 aug 1948 – San Diego CA) poet, editor, essayist, translator

Nancy Jane LeCompte (20 aug 1948 – Massachusetts US) romance novelist, pen names: Jane Ashford and Jane LeCompte

Chase Twichell (20 aug 1950 – New Haven CT) poet, professor, publisher, founded Ausable Press

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