Great women get thxeir due

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.

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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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