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Helen Louise Herron [Nellie] Taft (02 Jun 1861 – 22 May 1943 | Cincinnati OH – Washington DC) memoirist, US Presidential First Lady, patroness of music, planted / arranged first plantings of Japanese cherry trees gifted to Washington DC

Marjorie Hill Allee (02 Jun 1890 – 30 Apr 1945 | Carthage IN – Indiana US) fiction / nonfiction writer, young adult novelist, children’s book author

Dorothy West (02 Jun 1907 – 16 Aug 1998 | Boston MA – Boston MA) novelist, short story writer

Ruth Atkinson Ford (02 Jun 1918 – 01 Jun 1997 | Toronto, Ontario – Pacifica CA) cartoonist, pioneering comic book artist, aka R. Atkinson

Betty Wishnick-Freeman (02 Jun 1921 – 03 Jan 2009 | Chicago IL – Los Angeles CA) art collector, photographer, philanthropist, biographical author, documentary filmmaker

June Rose Callwood (02 Jun 1924 – 14 Apr 2007 | Chatham, Ontario – Toronto, Ontario) author, journalist, social activist, aka Canada’s Conscience

Patricia Meyer Battin (02 Jun 1929 – Gettysburg PA) author, pioneer digital librarian / preservationist

Anita Kempler Lobel (02 Jun 1934 – Krakow, Poland) children’s book illustrator

Carol Ann Shields (02 Jun 1935 – 16 Jul 2003 | Oak Park IL – Victoria, British Columbia) US-Canadian poet, critic, novelist, playwright, short story writer

Sally Claire Kellerman (02 Jun 1937 – Long Beach CA) actress, author, memoirist, producer, singer,  voice-over artist

Virginia [Ginny] Foat (02 Jun 1941 – Queens NY) feminist politician, autobiographical author

Marjorie Welish (02 Jun 1944 – New York NY) poet, artist, art critic

Anita Altman (02 Jun 1945 – Bronx NY) city planner, social entrepreneur, disability rights activist, ReelAbilities co-founder,  Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) developer

Suzan Shown Harjo (02 Jun 1945 – El Reno OK) poet, writer, lecturer, curator, policy advocate, Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee, Native American rights activist, president Morning Star Institute

Carolyn Louise Baylies (02 Jun 1947 – 01 Nov 2003 | Texas US – Leeds UK) editor, activist, author, academic, feminist economist, health / sociology / third world development scholar

Jeanine Ferris Pirro (02 Jun 1951 – Elmira NY) novelist, former judge / prosecutor / elected official

Lee Upton (02 Jun 1953 – St Johns MI) poet, fiction writer, literary critic

Mayo Moran (02 Jun 1959 – Prince George, British Columbia) author, lawyer, professor, administrator

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