09 sep 01 | Women.Born.Today

Lydia Huntley Sigourney (01 sep 1791 – 10 jun 1865 | Norwich CT – Hartford CT) poet, critic, children’s writer, girls’ school founder, autobiographical author, aka The Sweet Singer of Hartford

Mary Grew (01 sep 1813 – 10 oct 1896 | Hartford CT – Philadelphia PA) feminist, abolitionist, social activist

Emma Stebbins (01 sep 1815 – 25 oct 1882 | New York NY – New York NY) sculptor, pioneering US female sculptor

Elizabeth Harrison (01 sep 1845 – 31 oct 1927 | Athens KY – San Antonio TX) educator, non-fiction author, autobiographical author, university founder / first president, early childhood / teacher training pioneer, precursor / co-founder National Parent Teachers Association

Anna Botsford Comstock (01 sep 1854 –  24 aug 1930 | Otto NY – Ithaca NY) writer, educator, illustrator, nature study movement leader / conservationist

Elizabeth Shippen Green (01 sep 1871 – 29 may 1954 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) magazine / children’s book illustrator

Mary Hamilton O’Connor (01 sep 1872 – 03 sep 1959 | St Paul MN – Los Angeles CA) author, silent film screenwriter

Sara Bard Field Ehrgott (01 sep 1882 – 15 jun 1974 | Cincinnati OH – Berkeley CA) poet, suffragist, Georgist, Christian socialist

Mary Cover Jones (01 sep 1897 – 22 jul 1987 | Johnstown PA – Santa Barbara CA) author, psychologist, behavior therapy pioneer, aka The Mother of Behavior Therapy

Barbara Inez Barnes Lucas (01 sep 1902 – 23 feb 1990 | Cody NE – Fort Worth TX) rodeo cowgirl [sic], aka Rodeo’s First Lady, established Tad Lucas Award for Western women

Florence Owens Thompson (01 sep 1903 – 16 sep 1983 | Indian Territory OK – Scotts Valley CA) social / photographic icon, aka Migrant Mother (from WPA photo by Dorothea Lange)

Irene Ottillia Galloway (01 sep 1908 – 06 jan 1963 | Templeton IA – Washington DC) US Army Colonel, Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps leader

Hildegard Peplau (01 sep 1909 – 17 mar 1999 | Reading PA – Sherman Oaks CA) nurse, author, nursing theorist, created middle-range nursing theory of interpersonal relations

Arvonne Fraser (01 sep 1925 – Lamberton MN) author, academic, feminist, women’s rights activist, senior fellow emerita, former US Ambassador to UN Commission on Status of Women

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (01 sep 1933 – 13 sep 2006 | Lakeview TX – Austin TX) politician, governor, autobiographical author

Mary Jean [Lily] Tomlin (01 sep 1939 – Detroit MI) writer, actress, comedian, producer, memoirist

Gwendolyn MacEwen (01 sep 1941 – 29 nov 1987 | Toronto, Ontario – Toronto, Ontario) Canadian poet, novelist

Carolyn Janice [C. J.] Cherryh (01 sep 1942 – St Louis MO) sci-fi / fantasy fiction author

Phyllis Haislip (01 sep 1944 – Upstate NY) historian, fiction / non-fiction author

Karen Tintori (01 sep 1948 – East Lansing MI) fiction / nonfiction author

Leslie Feinberg (01 sep 1949 – 15 nov 2014 | Kansas City MO – Syracuse NY) author, speaker, communist, transgender activist

Elizabeth Partridge (01 sep 1951 – California US) biographer, photograph / picture book / young-adult nonfiction author

Janice Bryant Howroyd (01 sep 1952 – Tarboro NC) author, entrepreneur, founder / CEO largest US minority woman-owned employment agency

Amy Wilentz (01 sep 1954 – Perth Amboy NJ) author, journalist

Erin Hart (01 sep 1958 – Crawfordsville IN) crime fiction author

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