12 dec 22 | women.born.today

Ann Hasseltine Judson (22 dec 1789 – 24 oct 1826 | Bradford MA – Amherst, Burma) author,  aka Ann of Ava, early female American foreign missionary

[Elizabeth] osephine Brawley Hughes (22 dec 1839 – 22 mar 1926 | Meadville PA – Tucson AZ) Western writer, pioneer, social activist, women’s advocate, girls’ school founder, temperance activist, newspaper manager / operator

Maria Teresa Carreño (22 dec 1853 – 12 jun 1917 | Caracas, Venezuela – New York NY) Venezuelan singer, composer, pianist conductor, master teacher, aka The Walkyrie of the Piano

Aline Bernstein (22 dec 1880 – 07 sep 1955 | New York NY – New York NY) American author, set / costume designer, novelist, autobiographical author, Museum of Costume Art co-founder, first female member of Designers Union

Hannah Jensen Kempfer (22 dec 1880 – 27 sep 1943 | North Sea – Fergus Falls MN) farmer, schoolteacher, MN state politician, conservation activist, children’s rights advocate

Hildegarde H. Swift (22 dec 1889 – 01 jan 1977 | Clinton NY – Clinton NY) children’s author

Gertrude [Trude] Flesichmann (22 dec 1895 – 20 jan 1990 | Vienna, Austria – Brewster NY) artistic photographer, Viennese society then American fashion photographer

Claudia Alta Taylor [Lady Bird] Johnson (22 dec 1912 – 11 jul 2007 | Karnack TX – West Lake Hills TX) US First Lady, journalist, entrepreneur, social / cultural activist

[Olive] Deborah Juanita Cannon Partridge Wolfe (22 dec 1916 – 03 sep 2004 | Cranford NJ – Monroe Township NJ) African-American academic, educator, social activist, suffragist, rural education reformer

Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel (22 dec 1918 – 13 apr 2007 | Lincoln County OK – Tulare CA) poet, aka The Okie Poet, Dustbowl immigrant

Etta Hulme (22 dec 1923 – 25 jun 2014 | Somerville TX – Arlington TX) editorial cartoonist

Gael Greene (22 dec 1933 – Detroit MI) author, novelist, restaurant critic, humanitarian, Citymeals-on-Wheels co-founder

Janet Langhart Cohen (22 dec 1940 – Indianapolis IN) African-American model, author, playwright, tv journalist, communications CEO / president

[Margaret] Anne Chislett (22 dec 1942 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador) Canadian author, feminist, playwright

Julianne Boyd (22 dec 1944 – Easton PA) playwright, theater director, Barrington Stage Company founder

Diane Sawyer (22 dec 1945 – Glasgow KY) tv host / broadcast journalist

Phoebe Louise Adams Gloeckner (22 dec 1960 – Philadelphia PA) painter, novelist, illustrator, cartoonist

Colleen Dominguez (22 dec 1960 – Sayre PA) journalist, sportscaster

Linda Greenlaw (22 dec 1960 – Connecticut US) maritime novelist, detective fiction writer, cookbook writer, autobiographer, sole female swordfishing boat captain on US East Coast

Karin Immergut (22 dec 1960 – Brooklyn NY) jurist, Oregon State judge, former United States attorney