Famous American Women

By Tim Lambert

There have been many famous women in American history. Below is a list of some of them.

Elizabeth Glover c. 1600-1643 Elizabeth owned the first printing company in America.

Anne Bradstreet 1612-1672 Anne was a poet of the 17th Century

Henrietta Johnston c. 1633-1729 Henrietta was an artist

Abigail Adams 1744-1818 She was the wife of President John Adams and the mother of President John Quincy Adams

Mary Kies 1752-1837 Mary Kies was the first American woman to be granted a patent

Sybil Ludington 1761-1839 She made a heroic ride in 1777

Sojourner Truth c 1797-1883 Abolitionist and women’s rights activist

Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1891 She is famous for her book Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815-1902 She was an American campaigner for women’s rights

Maria Mitchell 1818-1889 She was an astronomer. In 1847 she became the first American woman to discover a comet.

Susan B Anthony 1820-1906 was an American campaigner for women’s rights

Clara Barton 1821-1912 She founded the American Red Cross

Josephine Cochrane 1829-1913 In 1886 she invented the first practical dishwasher

Louisa May Alcott 1832-1888 She is famous for her book Little Women

Sarah Chauncey Woolsey 1835-1905 She was a famous writer

Louise Weiser (1837-1898) She became the first woman president of a bank in 1875

Edmonia Lewis 1844-1911 She was a famous sculptor

Clara Shortridge Foltz 1849-1934 She was the first woman admitted to the bar in California

Martha Hughes Cannon 1857-1932 She was the first woman state senator. (She was elected to the Utah State Senate in 1896).

Susanna Salter 1860-1961 In 1887 she became the first woman mayor in the USA

Lucy Hobbs Taylor 1833-1910 In 1866 she became the first woman to graduate from dental college

Helen Magill White 1853-1944 In 1877 she became the first American woman to earn a Ph.D

Maggie Lena Walker (1864-1934) In 1903 she became the first American woman to charter a bank

Susan LaFlesche Picotte 1865-1915 In 1889 she became the first Native American woman to gain a medical degree

Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867-1957 She was a famous writer

Madam C. J. Walker 1867-1919 She was a self-made millionaire

Zitkala-Sa 1876-1938 She was a writer and she campaigned for Native American rights

Jeanette Rankin 1880-1973 In 1916 she became the first woman elected to the US Congress

Frances Perkins 1880-1965 In 1933 she became the first woman appointed to a presidential cabinet

Alice Ramsey 1886-1983 In 1909 she became the first woman to drive across the USA

Georgia O’Keeffe 1887-1986 She was a famous artist

Rebecca Latimer Felton 1835-1930 In 1922 was appointed the first woman US senator

Nellie Tayloe Ross 1876-1977 In 1925 she became the first woman governor of a US state (Wyoming)

Amelia Earhart 1897-1937 She was a woman pilot

Ruth Nichols 1901-1960 She was another woman pilot

Louise Thaden 1905-1979 She was also a pilot

Rosa Parks 1913-2005 Rosa was a civil rights campaigner

Geraldine Mock 1925-2014 She was the first woman to fly around the world solo

Marilyn Monroe 1926-1962 She was a famous actress

Marilyn Monroe

Sally Ride 1961-2012 She was the first American woman in space