11 nov 03 | Women.Born.Today

Martha Laurens Ramsay (03 nov 1759 – 10 jun 1811 | Charleston SC – Charleston SC) diarist, geneaologist, letter correspondent, private memoirs published by husband six weeks after her death

Isabella Macdonald Alden (03 nov 1841 – 05 aug 1930 | Rochester NY – Palo Alto CA) author, editor, diarist, aka Pansy, short story writer, adult education activist

Mary Hannah Krout (03 nov 1851 – 27 may 1927 | Crawfordsville IN – Crawfordsville IN) editor, author, journalist, suffragist

Mabele Rosalie Barrow Edge (03 nov 1877 – 30 nov 1962 | New York NY – Kempton PA) socialite, suffragist, amateur birder, Hawk Mountain and Emergency Conservation Committee founder

Grace Hubbard Bell Fortescue (03 nov 1883 – 24 jun 1979 | Washington DC – Arlington VA) socialite, convicted [with three men] of kidnapping-murdering innocent man for raping daughter

Jeannette Howard Foster (03 nov 1895 – 26 jul 1981 | Oak Park IL – Pocahontas AR) poet, scholar, librarian, professor, LGBT activist

Margaret Goodin Fristch (03 nov 1899 – 27 jun 1993 | Salem OR – Juneau AK) architect, Oregon’s first female licensed architect, first female graduate Oregon School of Architecture

Lois Mailou Jones (03 nov 1905 – 09 jun 1998 | Boston MA – Washington DC) Harlem Renaissance visual artist

Gyo Fujikawa (03 nov 1908 – 26 nov 1998 | Berkeley CA – New York NY) illustrator, children’s book author

Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer (03 nov 1912 – 29 jan 1997 | New Orleans LA – New Orleans LA) painter, sculptor

Ruth Berman-Harris (03 nov 1916 – 23 apr 2013 | New Haven CT – Peoria AZ) musician, composer, arranger, music educator, jazz / classical harpist

Elizabeth Paschel Hoisington (03 nov 1918 – 21 aug 2007 | Newton KS – Springfield VA) author, biographer, women’s advocate, one of first female US Army brigadier generals, founded Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC)

Lynn Woolsey (03 nov 1937 – Seattle WA) professor, US Representative, human resources manager, first former welfare mother US Congress

Bette Bao Lord (03 nov 1938 – Shanghai, China) US biographer, historical fiction author, civic / human rights activist

Doris Maria Meissner (03 nov 1942 – Milwaukee WI) immigration policy expert, former US Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization Service

Sandra Gulland (03 nov 1944 – Miami FL) American-born Canadian novelist

Mazie Keiko Hirono (03 nov 1947 – Koori, Japan) US politician, first: US Senator born in Japan, American Buddhist US Senator, elected female Senator from Hawaii, Asian-American woman Senator

Roseanna Cherri Barr (03 nov 1952 – Salt Lake City UT) writer, actress, comedian, politician, director, producer, medical marijuana proponent

Eileen Wilks (03 nov 1952 – Monahans TX) romance / urban fantasy / paranormal romance serial novelist

Johanne Gonthier (03 nov 1954 – Montreal, Quebec) politician, former public relations / marketing executive

Nola Ann Nāhulu (03 nov 1954 – Makaha, O’ahu) teacher, lecturer, dress manufacturer, choral conductor, Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus director

Janell Cannon (03 nov 1957 – St Paul MN) children’s book writer / illustrator

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