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October-17-95

Eighteen Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame

Eighteen women were inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday. They are:

Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) - Invented the Apgar Scale, a life-saving health assessment test for newborns. Physician.
Ann Bancroft - First woman to reach the North and South Poles across the ice.
Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894) - Founded the first newspaper concerned with equality for women, The Lilly.
Mary Breckinridge (1881-1965) - Founded the Frontier Nursing Service which provides health care in rural areas.
Eileen Collins - First American woman to pilot a spacecraft.
Elizabeth Dole - Political leader, the first woman secretary of transportation.
Anne Dallas Dudley (1876-1955) Tennessee suffrage leader instrumental in the passage of the 19th Amerndment.
Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) - Started the Church of Christ, Scientist thus becoming the first American woman to found a worldwide religion
Ella Fitzgerald - Singer.
Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) - Feminist transcendentalist leader and teacher.
Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826-1898) - Suffrage leader and author.
Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972) - Industrial engineer and motion study expert. Improved industry and the home.
Nannerl Keohane - First woman president of Duke university. Political Scientist.
Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995) - Founded the Gray Panthers.
Sandra Day O'Connor - First woman justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (1842-1924) - Abolitionist. Leader and organizer of African American women's organizations.
Patricia Schroeder - U.S. congresswoman. Her legislation has helped women tremendously.
Hannah Greenebaum Solomon (1858-1942) - Founder of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Media Resources: NewsHound, San Jose Mercury Press - October 14, 1995