09 sep 20 | Women.Born.Today

Lidian Jackson Emerson (20 sep 1802 – 13 nov 1892 | Plymouth MA – Concord MA) intellectual, literary figure / hostess, abolitionist, animal welfare activist, women’s / Native American rights advocate

Elizabeth [Libby] Smith Miller (20 sep 1822 – 22 may 1911 | Peterboro NY – Geneva NY) author, suffragist, biographer, women’s dress code reformer, women’s movement financial supporter

Alice Rollit Coe (20 sep 1858 – 08 dec 1940 | Rawdon, Quebec – Seattle WA) poet, author, immigrant

Mary Sophie Young (20 sep 1872 – 05 mar 1919 | Glendale CA – Texas US) botantist, herbarium curator, plant taxonomy pioneer expert

Ruth Frances Woodsmall (20 sep 1883 – 25 may 1963 | Atlanta GA – New York NY) teacher, non-fiction author, women’s education advocate

Sue Sophia Dauser (20 sep 1888 – 11 mar 1972 | Anaheim CA – US) nurse, first female Captain in US Navy, United States Navy Nurse Corps Superintendent

Kathleen Parlow (20 sep 1890 – 19 aug 1963 | Fort Calgary, Alberta – near Toronto, Ontario) child prodigy violinist, aka Lady of the Golden Bow, music lecturer / professor, string quartet founder / member

Genevieve Springston Lynch (20 sep 1891 – 03 aug 1961 | Forest Grove OR – Palo Alto CA) artist, art teacher, aka Gene Lynch

Anna Lord Strauss (20 sep 1899 – 01 feb 1979 | New York NY – New York NY) editor, essayist, women’s voting rights activist [obituary]

Beatrice Becker Warde (20 sep 1900 – 16 sep 1969 | New York NY – Epsom, England) editor, author, essayist, typographer, aka Paul Beaujon, publicity manager, typography historian, printing design lecturer / educator

Geraldine Clinton Little (20 sep 1923 – 07 mar 1997 | Northern Ireland – Mount Holly Township NJ) poet, playwright, choral singer, short fiction writer

Dorothy Wright Nelson (20 sep 1928 – San Pedro CA) author, Bahá’í, US federal judge, former law dean / professor, mediation activist / innovator

Anne Meara (20 sep 1929 – 23 may 2015 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) author, actress, comedian

Karen Sharpe Kramer (20 sep 1934 – San Antonio TX) tv / film actress / producer, film library / foundation administrator

Nancy Glenn-Nieto (20 sep 1944 – Oklahoma US) Mexican-American, model, actress, fine art painter

Carole Gene Marer [Candy] Spelling (20 sep 1945 – Beverly Hills CA) author, philanthropist, tv personality

Laurie Spiegel (20 sep 1945 – Chicago IL) musician, essayist, algorithmic / electronic-music composer

Judith Francisca [Judy] Baca (20 sep 1946 – Los Angeles CA) artist, activist, fine arts professor

Margaret Leinen (20 sep 1946 – US) author, geological oceanographer, climate change researcher, university dean / director / vice-chancellor

Jude Deveraux (20 sep 1947 – Fairdale KY) aka Jude Gilliam, historical romance novelist

Adrian Margaret Smith Piper (20 sep 1948 – New York NY) author, art critic, memoirist, conceptual artist, philosophy professor

Nina Rosenblum (20 sep 1950 – US) tv / film documentary director / producer

Judith Clare Thompson (20 sep 1954 – Montreal, Quebec) playwright, acting / playwriting professor

Jamie Lee Hamilton (20 sep 1955 – Vancouver, British Columbia) author, politician, women’s / gender studies lecturer, poverty / sex trade / aboriginal / transgender activist

Deborah Ann Roberts (20 sep 1960 – Perry GA) tv news anchor / correspondent / broadcast journalist

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