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Virginia Women in History 2006

John-Geline MacDonald Bowman

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John-Geline MacDonald Bowman helped establish business and professional organizations for Virginia women and served as president of the National…

Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune

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For seventy-five years Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune's pen name, Marion Harland, was nationally known to readers of her novels, short stories, and…

Katherine Harwood Waller Barrett

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Katherine Harwood Waller Barrett devoted her life to providing needed medical care, shelter, education, and training to unmarried mothers and their…

Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek McClenahan

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Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek McClenahan worked to improve the life of Richmond residents and to preserve Virginia's history.

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper

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Nicknamed "Grandma COBOL," Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was a pioneer in computer science and the first woman to achieve the rank of rear admiral in…

Sister Marie Majella Berg

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Sister Marie Majella Berg transformed Marymount University from a junior college for women to a coeducational university during thirty years as its…

G. Anne Nelson Richardson

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G. Anne Nelson Richardson, chief of the Rappahannock since 1998, works to revitalize her community and win federal recognition for Virginia's Indians.

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley

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A track star and Olympic champion, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley serves as president and CEO of Women in Cable and Telecommunications and works to expand…