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Wed 29

Membership Meeting

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Famous Members

Famous Junior League Members

Member Position and Community Service   Junior League
Mary Harriman Rumsey Founder of the Junior League–1901; First defender of consumer rights as Chair of the Consumers’ Advisory Board of the National Resource Administration in President Franklin Roosevelt’s Administration, 1933   The City of New York
Eleanor Roosevelt First Lady; social reformer; humanitarian; author. As U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, she chaired the Human Rights Commission during the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights–adopted 1948   The City of New York
Oveta Culp Hobby First Commander of Women’s Army Corps 1941; First U.S. Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare 1953   Houston, TX
Sandra Day O’Connor First female U.S. Supreme Court Justice, appointed 1981   Phoenix, AZ
Barbara Bush First Lady; literacy activist   Houston, TX
Laura Bush First Lady; literacy activist   Austin, TX
Betty Ford First Lady; substance abuse prevention activist   Grand Rapids, MI
Nancy Reagan First Lady; substance abuse prevention activist   Los Angeles, CA
Julia McWilliams Child Chef, author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking   Pasadena, CA
Eudora Welty Author; Pulitzer prize for The Optimist’s Daughter, 1972   Jackson, MS
Shirley Temple Black Child actress; Delegate to the United Nations (1969); U.S. Ambassador to Ghana; Czech and Slovak Republics   Palo Alto, CA
Katharine Hepburn Actress; women’s issues activist   Hartford, CT
Sarah Palfrey Cook Danzig Tennis champion; two-time Wimbledon champion   The City of New York
Elected to Government U.S. House of Representatives   Junior League
Ruth Baker Sears Pratt Served 1929-1933; first woman elected by NY   The City of New York
Isabella Selmes Greenway Served 1934-1937   The City of New York
Frances Payne Bolton Served 1940-1969   Cleveland, OH
Mary E. Pruett Farrington Served 1954-1957   Honolulu, HI
Lynn Martin Served 1981-1985; U.S. Secretary of Labor 1991-1993   Rockford, IL
Tillie Fowler 1993-2001   Jacksonville, FL
Jennifer Dunn 1993-2005   Seattle, WA
Anna Eshoo 1993-present   Palo Alto, CA
Carolyn Maloney 1993-present   The City of New York
Judy Biggert 1998-present   Chicago, IL
Doris Matsui 2005-present   Sacramento, CA
Elected to Government U.S. Senate   Junior League
Margaret Chase Smith First woman elected to both Congress and Senate   Bangor, ME
Kay Hagan 2009-present   Greensboro, NC
Elected to Government Canadian Parliament   Junior League
Margaret McTavish Konantz Member, Canadian Parliament, 1963-1968   Winnipeg, MB
Florence Bird Member, Canadian Parliament, 1978-1983   Winnipeg, MB
Bobbie Sparrow Member, Canadian Parliament, 1984-1988   Calgary, AB

 


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