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Biographies of American Women

An index to biographies of notable women in U.S. history, found on this site

An ever-expanding list of biographies of notable women in American history, both those who are famous and those who should be more well known.

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Magdalena Abakanowicz
Bella Abzug
Abigail Adams
Louisa Adams
Jane Addams
Tenley Albright
Louisa May Alcott
Francesca Alexander
Florence Ellinwood Allen
Isabel Allende
Mary Anderson
Regina M. Anderson
Susan B. Anthony
Virginia Apgar
Elizabeth Arden
Nancy Astor
Anne Ayres

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B
Delia Bacon
Joan Baez
Pearl Bailey
Oksana Baiul
Josephine Baker
Emily Greene Balch
Tallulah Bankhead
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Daisy Bates
Katharine Bates
Sylvia Woodbridge Beach
Ethel Lynn Beers (Ethelinda Eliot Beers)
Mary McLeod Bethune
• Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Elizabeth Blackwell
Bonnie Blair
Harriot Stanton Blatch
Nellie Bly
Nicole Bobek
Erma Bombeck
Marita Bonner
Anne Bonny
Lizzie Borden
Belle Boyd
Anne Bradstreet
Sophonisba Preston Breckenridge
Elizabeth Britton
Hallie Quinn Brown
Molly Brown
Olympia Brown
Martha Cannary Burke
Barbara Bush
Marie Joseph Butler

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C
Calamity Jane
Hattie Caraway
Rachel Carson
Rosalynn Carter
Willa Cather
Carrie Chapman Catt
Tracy Caulkins
Lydia Maria Child
Shirley Chisholm
Sarah N. Cleghorn
• Bessie Coleman
Judy Collins
Mary Crisp
Pauline Cushman

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D
Angela Davis
Iva Toguri D'Aquino ("Tokyo Rose")
Dehgewanus
Henriette Delille
Abby Morton Diaz
Emily Dickinson
Isadora Duncan
Abigail Scott Duniway
Mary Dyer
Esther Dyson

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E
Alice Morse Earle
Mary Baker Eddy
Marian Wright Edelman
Sarah Emma Edmonds
Katherine Philips Edson
Elizabeth ("Old Elizabeth")
Ellen Russell Emerson

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F
Fannie Farmer
Rebecca Ann Felton
Geraldine Ferraro
Peggy Fleming
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Mary Parker Follett
Antonia Ford
• Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Betty Friedan

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G
Althea Gibson
Emma Goldman
Winifred Goldring
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Katharine Graham
Martha Graham
Rose O'Neal Greenhow
Louise Guiney

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H
Fannie Lou Hamer
Dorothy Hamill
Lorraine Hansberry
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Nancy Hart
Dorothy Height
Carol Heiss
Lillian Hellman
Sally Hemings
Katharine Hepburn
Carla Hills
Ariel Williams Holloway
Isabella Beecher Hooker
Lena Horne
Julia Ward Howe
Dolores Huerta
Zora Neale Hurston

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I

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J
Martha Jefferson
Mary Jemison
Carol Heiss Jenkins
Lydia Jenkins
Helen Kendrick Johnson
Lady Bird Johnson
Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones)
Barbara Jordan
• Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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K
Helen Keller
• Florence Kelley
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Nancy Kerrigan
• Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Michelle Kwan

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Nella Larsen
Muna Lee
Mary Edmonia Lewis
Tara Lipinski
Amy Lowell
Sybil Ludington

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M
Helen Marot
Christa McAuliffe
Mary McDowell
Jacqueline Means
Golda Meir
Alice Duer Miller
Maria Mitchell
Toni Morrison
Lucretia Mott

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N
Tonie Nathan
Agnes Nestor
Ruth Nichols
Anaïs Nin
Emmy Noether

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O
Mary Kenney O'Sullivan
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Mary White Ovington

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

P
Elaine Pagels
Rosa Parks
Lucy Parsons
Alice Paul
Nancy Pelosi
Katherine Pettit
Pocahontas
Emily Post
Leontyne Price

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Q
Eve Queler
Harriet Quimby

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R
Ayn Rand
Jeannette Rankin
Laura Ratcliffe
Charlotte Ray
Janet Reno
Mary Lou Retton
Sally Ride
Eleanor Roosevelt
Betsy Ross
Mary White Rowlandson

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S
Sacagawea
Margaret Sanger
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
Charlotte Angas Scott
Caroline Severance
Nina Simone
Hannah Greenebaum Solomon
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Gertrude Stein
Lillian M. N. Stevens
Sarah Hackett Stevenson
Lucy Stone
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Maud O'Farrell Swartz

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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• Maria Tallchief
Ida Tarbell
Mary Church Terrell
Debi Thomas
M. Carey Thomas
Iva Toguri d'Aquino ("Tokyo Rose")
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
Sophie Tucker
Wyomia Tyus

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U

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Elizabeth Van Lew
Loreta Janeta Velazquez

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Alice Walker
Maggie Lena Walker
Mary Edwards Walker
Barbara Walters
Martha Washington
Faye Wattleton
Lois Weber
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Eudora Welty
Lucy Wheelock
Sarah Helen Power Whitman
Oprah Winfrey
Sarah Winnemucca
Victoria Woodhull
Fanny Bullock Workman

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Y
Kristi Yamaguchi
Maud Younger

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Z

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