08 aug 25 | women.born.today

Jane Lathrop Stanford (25 aug 1828 – 28 feb 1905 | Albany NY – Honolulu HI) arts activist, educational leader, women’s rights advocate, Stanford University co-founder, allegedly murdered by accumulated strychnine poisoning

Chloe Annette Buckel (25 aug 1833 – 17 aug 1912 | Warsaw NY – Oakland CA) Civil War nurse, pioneering surgeon / physician, one of the first female doctors in California, founded Hospital for Women and Children in San Francisco

Martha Hale Shackford (25 aug 1875 – 11 jan 2013 | Dover NH – Wellesley MA) poet, author, professor of English literature

Louise Emerson Ronnebeck (25 aug 1901 – 17 feb 1980) painter, WPA / New Deal muralist, drawing / painting professor

Rose-Alma Ouellette (25 aug 1903 – 14 sep 1996 | Montreal, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec)  actress, comedian, aka La Poune, cultural icon, theatre manager, artistic director

Undine Smith Moore (25 aug 1904 – 06 feb 1989 | Jarratt VA – Petersburg VA) pianist, composer, professor, aka Dean of Black Women Composers

Nan Hinkle Phelps (25 aug 1904 – 17 jan 1990 | London KY – Hamilton OH) self-taught folk artist

Dorothea Tanning (25 aug 1910 – 31 jan 2012 | Galesburg IL – Manhattan NY) writer, painter, Dadaists, sculptor, surrealist, printmaker, costume designer

Viola Rowe Gross (25 aug 1921 – 20 feb 2012 | Danville KY – Versailles KY) author, teacher, clubwoman, businesswoman, civil / human rights activist

Carolyn Gimpel Hart (25 aug 1936 – Oklahoma City OK) cozy mystery writer

Carolyn Tyler-Guidry (25 aug 1937 – Jackson MS) former voter / civil rights activist, African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church bishop, second female bishop in AME Church, first female presiding elder in Fifth Episcopal District

Virginia Euwer Wolff (25 aug 1937 – Portland OR) children’s author

Iris Green Falcam (25 aug 1938 – 19 feb 2010 | Honolulu HI – Pohnpei, Micronesia) American-born Micronesian librarian, researcher, public servant, former First Lady of Federated States of Micronesia

Diana Sidehoff Natalicio (25 aug 1939 – St. Louis MO) Fulbright Scholar, modern language professor, academic administrator, president of University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

Frances Susan Hill Itani (25 aug 1942 – Belleville, Ontario) poet, essayist, fiction writer

Sherley Anne Williams (25 aug 1944 – 06 jul 1999 | Bakersfield CA – San Diego CA) poet, novelist, professor, social critic, non-fiction author

Hannah Louise Shearer (25 aug 1945 – Los Angeles CA) television producer and screenwriter

Phyllis Zagano (25 aug 1947 – Queens NY) author, speaker, academic, Catholic women’s ordination advocate, appointed to Papal Study Commission on Women in the Diaconate

Christine Dakin (25 aug 1949 – New Haven CT) dancer, teacher, director, proponent of Martha Graham repertory and technique

Heather Anne Elise Lilian Munroe-Blum (25 aug 1950 – Montreal, Quebec) author, academic, epidemiologist, university leader, psychiatric disorder researcher

Josephine Augello Chaus (25 aug 1951 – 25 nov 2015 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) fashion designer / executive, co-founder Chaus brand women’s clothing

Marie Gervais-Vidricaire (25 aug 1955 – Montmagny, Quebec) Canadian diplomat, multi-linguist

Day Leclaire (25 aug 1956 – Pennsylvania US) romance novelist, former film librarian / house renovator / producer marketer

Han Nolan (25 aug 1956 – Birmingham AL) young adult novelist

Devon Jersild (25 aug 1958 – Oak Park IL) author, essayist, psychologist, short fiction writer

Ruth Ann Swenson (25 aug 1959 – Bronxville NY) operatic coloratura soprano, master voice class instructor

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