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Virginia Women in History 2012

Orleana Hawks Puckett

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Living in a rural mountain region with few doctors, Orleana Hawks Puckett became a midwife and successfully delivered more than 1,000 babies in her…

Christiana Burdett Campbell

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Christiana Campbell became one of Williamsburg's most prominent and successful tavern keepers during the Revolutionary era.

Alice Jackson Stuart

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By applying to the University of Virginia to pursue graduate studies, Alice Jackson challenged Virginia's laws of segregation.

Elizabeth Peet "Betty" McIntosh

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As an intelligence agent with the Office of Strategic Services, Elizabeth Peet worked in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II.

Betty Sams Christian

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A president of Central Coca-Cola Bottling Company for more than twenty years, Betty Sams Christian enriched her community through philanthropy.

Judith Shatin

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Judith Shatin champions music that blurs the line between acoustic and digital.

Monica Beltran


As a result of her heroic actions while under attack in Iraq, Monica Beltran became the first woman in the Virginia National Guard to receive a Bronze…

Susie May Ames

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Susie M. Ames's writings made major contributions to understanding the social and cultural life of seventeenth-century Virginia.