The National Women's Hall of Fame, in Seneca Falls, N.Y., will induct 19 American women into the Hall on Saturday. Four of these women were active in education and research:
Faye Glenn Abdellah (1919- ) Nurse researcher; her work has altered modern nursing theory and practice.
Sylvia Earle (1935- ) Marine scientist, undersea explorer, and founder of Deep Ocean Engineering.
Frances Kathleen Oldham Kelsey (1914- ) Medical researcher.
Sophia Smith (1796-1870) Benefactor and founder of Smith College.
The other women who will be inducted are:
Emma Smith DeVoe (1848-1927) A women's suffrage activist.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998) An environmentalist who led the campaign to establish Everglades National Park.
Mary Barret Dyer (unknown-1660) Defied Puritan church to gain religious freedom for Quakers and others.
Crystal Eastman (1881-1928)
Co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Maj. Gen. Jeanne Holm USAF (1921- )
First woman to achieve the rank of major general in the US armed forces.
Bishop Leontine Kelly (1920- ) First African-American female bishop elected in any major religious denomination.
Kate Mullany (1845-1906) Organized and led the Collar Laundry Union, considered by some "the only bona fide female union in the country."
Janet Reno (1938- )
First female US attorney general.
The Rev. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919)
Women's suffrage leader; first woman ordained by the Protestant Methodist Church.
Ida Tarbell (1857-1944). Investigative journalist.
Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught USAF (1930- )
Driving force behind the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.
Mary Walker (1832-1919)
Civil War field surgeon; first woman to receive Congressional Medal of Honor.
Annie Dodge Wauneka (1910-1997) First woman elected to the Navajo Tribal Council.
Eudora Welty (1909- )
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and novelist.
Frances Willard (1839-1898)
Co-founder of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
For more information, visit www.greatwomen.org/induct.htm
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