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Virginia Women in History 2013

Elizabeth Ambler Brent Carrington


Concerned about the plight of orphaned girls, Elizabeth Ambler Brent Carrington helped establish the Female Humane Association of the City of Richmond…

Eva Mae Fleming Scott

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A pharmacist, Eva Fleming Scott was the first woman elected to the Senate of Virginia.

Louise A. Reeves Archer


A highly respected teacher and principal, Louise Reeves Archer inspired her students through her dedication and commitment to their education.

Mary C. Alexander


One of the first women licensed pilots in Virginia, Mary C. Alexander owned and operated a scheduled air service between Norfolk and Washington, D.C.,…

Elizabeth Inez Parks Pruitt

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Elizabeth Inez Pruitt fills a vital need in the isolated community of Tangier by serving as its primary health care provider.

Cleo Elaine Powell

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The first Afircan American woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Virginia, Cleo Elaine Powell encourages young people to create a culture of…

JoAnn Dellas Falletta

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A dynamic and compelling conductor, JoAnn Falletta is an advocate for contemporary music.

Ann Compton

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An award-winning journalist, Ann Compton broke new ground as the first woman White House correspondent for a national news organization.