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  Catherine M. Abate (b. 1947) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., December 8, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 (alternate), 1996 (alternate), 2000, 2004; member of New York state senate 27th District, 1995-98; candidate for nomination for New York state attorney general, 1998. Female. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, National Organization for Women; Americans for Democratic Action. Still living as of 2004.
Bella S. Abzug Bella Savitzky Abzug (1920-1998) — also known as Bella S. Abzug; Bella Savitzky; "Battlin' Bella"; "Mother Courage"; "Bellicose Bella" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., July 24, 1920. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1971-77 (19th District 1971-73, 20th District 1973-77); defeated, 1978 (18th District), 1986 (20th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1976; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1977; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 1993. Female. Jewish. Member, Urban League; National Organization for Women; American Civil Liberties Union; Americans for Democratic Action; American Jewish Congress. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1994. Died, of complications from heart surgery, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 31, 1998 (age 77 years, 250 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Emanuel Savitzky (1882-1933) and Esther Savitzky; married, June 4, 1944, to Maurice Martin Abzug (1916-1986).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Carol Mueller Alexander (1925-1998) — also known as Carol M. Alexander; Carol Mueller — of Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Hayward, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 18, 1925. Democrat. College instructor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972. Female. Protestant. Member, League of Women Voters; National Organization for Women. Died April 2, 1998 (age 72 years, 288 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Hans F. Mueller and Laura (Portmann) Mueller; married 1947 to Thomas R. Alexander.
  Tammy Baldwin (b. 1962) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., February 11, 1962. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1993-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1999-. Female. Lesbian. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Roxcy O'Neal Bolton (b. 1926) — also known as "Florida's Pioneer Feminist" — Born in Mississippi, 1926. . Female. Member, National Organization for Women. In 1974, founded the first Rape Treatment Center in the country at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami; inducted 1984 into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Still living as of 2001.
  Dana Martha Camp (b. 1952) — of Altadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Sharon, Mercer County, Pa., July 18, 1952. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972. Female. Catholic. Member, National Organization for Women; American Civil Liberties Union. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Daughter of Herbert Lawrence Camp and Betty Delores (Brewington) Camp.
  Shirley Anita Chisholm (1924-2005) — also known as Shirley Chisholm; Shirley Anita St. Hill — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 30, 1924. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1965-68 (Kings County 17th District 1965, 45th District 1966, 55th District 1967-68); U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1969-83; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980; Honorary Co-Chair, 1984; speaker, 1988. Female. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, League of Women Voters; NAACP; Americans for Democratic Action; National Organization for Women; Urban League; Delta Sigma Theta. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1993. Died in Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Fla., January 1, 2005 (age 80 years, 32 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles Christopher St. Hill and Ruby (Seale) St. Hill; married, October 8, 1949, to Conrad Chisholm (divorced 1977); married, November 26, 1977, to Arthur Hardwick, Jr. (1916-1986).
  Cross-reference: Bevan Dufty
  Campaign slogan: "Unbought and unbossed."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Judith Dennehy Doran (c.1943-2003) — also known as Judith D. Doran — of Oakland County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, about 1943. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1978. Female. Member, National Organization for Women. Died, of cancer, on February 24, 2003 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Olympia Dukakis (b. 1931) — of Upper Montclair, Essex County, N.J. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., June 20, 1931. Democrat. Actress; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988 (speaker). Female. Greek ancestry. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Constantine S. Dukakis and Alexandra (Christos) Dukakis; sister of Apollo Dukakis (actor); married 1962 to Louis Zorich; cousin *** of Michael Stanley Dukakis (1933-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Barbara J. Fife — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1988; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 1983-90. Female. Jewish. Member, National Organization for Women. Still living as of 1993.
  Lois J. Frankel (b. 1948) — of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 16, 1948. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives 85th District, 1997-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; mayor of West Palm Beach, Fla., 2009. Female. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; League of Women Voters; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2009.
  Betty Friedan (1921-2006) — also known as Bettye Naomi Goldstein — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., February 4, 1921. Democrat. University professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984. Female. Jewish and Russian ancestry. Member, National Organization for Women; Phi Beta Kappa. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1993. Died, of heart failure, in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2006 (age 85 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Harry Goldstein and Miriam (Horowitz) Goldstein; married, June 12, 1947, to Carl Friedan (divorced 1969).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Books by Betty Friedan: The Feminine Mystique — The Second Stage — The Fountain of Age — Life So Far
  Deborah J. Glick — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1991-2001 (61st District 1991-92, 66th District 1993-2001); Presidential Elector for New York, 1996; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2008. Female. Jewish. Member, National Organization for Women; Lesbian. Still living as of 2008.
  Joan Anderson Growe (b. 1935) — of Minnesota. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., September 28, 1935. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 40-A, 1973-74; secretary of state of Minnesota, 1975-. Female. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; Common Cause; National Organization for Women; Zonta. Still living as of 1983.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Dorothy Haener (1917-2001) — of New Boston, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1917. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976, 1980. Female. Member, National Organization for Women; United Auto Workers. Among the founders of the National Organization for Women in 1966. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Oakwood Hospital Seaway Center, Trenton, Wayne County, Mich., January 6, 2001 (age about 83 years). Interment at Michigan Memorial Park, Huron Township, Wayne County, Mich.
  Sally A. Heyman (b. 1954) — of North Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 10, 1954. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 105th District, 1995-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000, 2008. Female. Jewish. Member, National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2008.
Louise Day Hicks Louise Day Hicks (1916-2003) — also known as Ann Louise Day — of South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 16, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Massachusetts state treasurer, 1964; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1967, 1971; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1971-73; defeated, 1972. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, National Organization for Women. Died in South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 21, 2003 (age 87 years, 5 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Hicks and Anna (McCarron) Hicks; married 1942 to John Hicks.
  Campaign slogan (1961): "The only mother on the ballot."
  Campaign slogan (1967): "You know where I stand."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Boston Public Library
  Christine T. Kehoe — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 49th District, 1998; member of California state assembly 76th District, 2001-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008. Female. Lesbian. Member, Sierra Club; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2008.
  Jean Ledwith King (b. 1924) — also known as Jean Ledwith — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 16, 1924. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1967-69, 1977-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984 (member, Credentials Committee), 2004 (alternate). Female. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; American Civil Liberties Union; Phi Kappa Phi; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2015.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Medkirk Ledwith and Nettie May (Herrington) Ledwith; married 1943 to John Culver King.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Odessa J. Komer (1925-2004) — also known as Odessa Komer — of East Detroit (now Eastpointe), Macomb County, Mich.; Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Mich. Born July 29, 1925. Democrat. Auto worker; vice-president, United Auto Workers, 1974-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988. Female. Member, United Auto Workers; NAACP; National Organization for Women. Inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 1995. Died July 15, 2004 (age 78 years, 352 days). Burial location unknown.
  Leslie Ferris Lokken (b. 1926) — also known as Leslie Lokken — of Okemos, Ingham County, Mich.; East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Colfax, Whitman County, Wash., April 3, 1926. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973. Female. Unitarian. Member, Theta Sigma Phi; Common Cause; National Organization for Women; American Civil Liberties Union. Still living as of 1997.
  Relatives: Daughter of Robert Donald Ferris and Leslie (Smith) Ferris.
Sarah Lovell Sarah Lovell (1922-1994) — also known as Sarah Rebecca Hellman; Sarah Zucker — of San Francisco, Calif.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 8, 1922. Socialist. Candidate for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1957; Socialist Workers candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960, 1964, 1968; Socialist Workers candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1961; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 18th District, 1968. Female. Jewish ancestry. Member, International Typographical Union; National Organization for Women. Died, of cancer, in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., June 14, 1994 (age 72 years, 37 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Sol Hellman and Yetta (Yankowitz) Hellman; married to Frank Zucker; married 1949 to Frank Lovell (1913-1998).
  Image source: The Militant, January 6, 1958
  Michael James Lowrey (b. 1953) — also known as Michael J. Lowrey; "Orange Mike"; "Inali of Tanasi" — of Henderson, Chester County, Tenn.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in a hospital, Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., November 25, 1953. Democratic candidate for Tennessee state house of representatives, 1974; Citizens candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1980, 1984; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004. Baptist; later Quaker. Irish and Cherokee Indian ancestry. Member, Industrial Workers of the World; AFSCME; American Civil Liberties Union; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2004.
  Sondra Moore Lucht (b. 1942) — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born December 11, 1942. Democrat. School psychologist; member of West Virginia state senate 16th District, 1983-94; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1996. Female. Episcopalian. Member, National Organization for Women; National Education Association. Still living as of 1996.
  Relatives: Married to William H. Lucht.
  Lucille Maurer (1922-1996) — also known as Lucy Maurer; Lucille Shirley Darvin — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Born, in Bushwick Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 21, 1922. Democrat. Economist; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1967-68; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1969-87; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1970; Maryland state treasurer, 1987-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988. Female. Jewish. Member, League of Women Voters; National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Association of University Women; National Organization for Women. Elected to Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 1990. Died of a brain tumor, in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., June 17, 1996 (age 73 years, 209 days). Interment at Jewish Community Cemetery, New Hempstead, N.Y.
  Jerrold Lewis Nadler (b. 1947) — also known as Jerrold Nadler — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 13, 1947. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1977-92 (69th District 1977-82, 67th District 1983-92); U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1992-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; Americans for Democratic Action; American Civil Liberties Union; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Charlotte Pritt (b. 1949) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., January 2, 1949. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 23rd District; elected 1984, 1986; member of West Virginia state senate 17th District, 1989-92; member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1996; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1996. Female. Presbyterian. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; National Organization for Women; Sierra Club. Still living as of 1996.
  Relatives: Daughter of Garnett Edmund Pritt and Ada Ernestine (Lanham) Pritt.
  Elise Salinger (1942-1998) — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., March 5, 1942. Democrat. School teacher; member of Arizona state house of representatives 20th District, 1997-98; died in office 1998. Female. Member, National Organization for Women; American Association of University Women. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., March 16, 1998 (age 56 years, 11 days). Burial location unknown.
  Eleanor Smeal (b. 1939) — also known as Eleanor Marie Cutri — Born in Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, July 30, 1939. Democrat. President, National Organization for Women, 1977-82, 1985-87; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1988. Female. Italian ancestry. Member, National Organization for Women; Phi Beta Kappa; League of Women Voters. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Peter Anthony Cutri and Josephine E. (Agresti) Cutri; married 1963 to Charles Smeal.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Jackie Washington — of Michigan. Democrat. Social worker; president and CEO, Pontiac Urban League, 1985-92; president and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southeast Michigan, 1992-; member of Wayne State University board of governors, 2001; inductee, Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. Female. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; American Civil Liberties Union; National Organization for Women; NAACP. Still living as of 2002.
  Deborah Wasserman Schultz (b. 1966) — also known as Debbie Wasserman Schultz — of Davie, Broward County, Fla.; Weston, Broward County, Fla. Born in Forest Hills, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., September 27, 1966. Democrat. Aide to U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch, 1989-92; member of Florida state house of representatives 97th District, 1993-2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Florida state senate, 2001-04; U.S. Representative from Florida, 2005-18 (20th District 2005-13, 23rd District 2013-18). Female. Jewish. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; National Organization for Women; American Jewish Congress. Youngest woman ever elected to the Florida legislature. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Married to Steve Schultz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Sylvia Weinstein (1926-2001) — of New York; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Kentucky, 1926. Socialist. Socialist Workers candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1962; Socialist Workers candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1979. Female. Member, National Organization for Women. Originator of the saying, "It will be a great day when the schools get all the money they need, and the Navy has to hold a bake sale to buy a ship." Expelled from the Socialist Workers Party in the 1980s. Died, in St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., August 14, 2001 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Nat Weinstein.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Molly Yard (1912-2005) — also known as Mary Alexander Yard; Molly Yard Garrett — of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Cook Township, Westmoreland County, Pa. Born in Shanghai, China to American parents, July 6, 1912. Democrat. Candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 5th District, 1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972; president, National Organization for Women, 1987-92. Female. Member, National Organization for Women; Americans for Democratic Action. Died, in the Fair Oaks Nursing Home, Dormont, Allegheny County, Pa., September 21, 2005 (age 93 years, 77 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 30, 1938, to Sylvester Garrett (1911-1996; labor arbitrator).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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