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Sacagawea, who helped make the Lewis and Clark expedition a great success.
Alfred Wilson, CoServ | Northlake
Barbara Jordan, the first African American woman elected to the Texas Senate.
Deborah Miller, Cherokee County EC | Cushing
John Tinoco, Victoria EC | Victoria
Corrie ten Boom.
Laurie Miller, Pedernales EC | Cedar Park
Petra Leal Torres Sauceda, my mom. She did not write a famous novel or hold a powerful political position. She simply co-authored the life stories of 11 children.
Inocencia S. Martinez, Magic Valley EC | Mercedes
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My mom. She wasn’t famous but worked hard to raise four children in the late ’40s and ’50s. We were a poor family, but we never knew it.
Ralph Jones, United Cooperative Services | Morgan
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Sandra Bowen, Big Country EC | Hawley
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Lady Bird Johnson. The backdrop to our majestic Texas sunrises and sunsets are our Texas highways. She had a vision of beautification.
Sherry Lane, MidSouth EC | Huntsville
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Artemisia Gentileschi, the first woman to be admitted into Florence, Italy, academia for her paintings.
E.D. Bluntzer, Nueces EC | Robstown
Henrietta Lacks. Thanks to her we have the HeLa cell line.
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Marie Curie, a Polish-French physicist.
Barry Stevens, Pedernales EC | Georgetown
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Florence Nightingale, who was instrumental in establishing a permanent military nursing service and implementing improvements to Army medical services.
Dana Terpstra, CECA | Comanche
Susanna Dickenson, wife of a Texian soldier, then made a widow during the battle at the Alamo, which she and her young daughter survived.
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All of them. They’ve had more to prove and deal with through history than any man and stood strong while doing it.
David Peña, Pedernales EC | Cedar Park
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Eleanor Roosevelt, our “first woman president.”
J. Burmahl, Guadalupe Valley EC | New Braunfels
My mama. A woman of great faith and strength, and so much fun. I miss you, Mami.
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Lonna Fleming, Bluebonnet EC | Dale
Queen Elizabeth II.
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Ann Richards—strong governor of Texas and outspoken feminist.
Olivia Barden, United Cooperative Services | Granbury
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Joan of Arc because she led the French army over the English during the Hundred Years’ War by acting on a vision given to her by God.
Lynna Koehn, Pedernales EC | Blanco
Golda Meir. She was one of the signatories of the Israeli Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948.
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Florence Nightingale, who not only founded the science and art of modern nursing but also nursing research. She also developed the visual presentation of information, including a form of the pie chart.
Carol Hannibal, Tri-County EC | Springtown
Russell Moore, Pedernales EC | Kyle
My great-great-grandmother Emille (Emmie) Ohlendorf, who, along with other brave Germans, sailed to the freedom of America and Texas in the early 1800s.
Ross Schumann, Pedernales EC | Dripping Springs
Marilyn Hartl, Central Texas EC | Kingsland
Martha Washington. Her strength to often endure the dangers of the Revolutionary War and long separations from her love, George. His accomplishments are certainly legendary and at great peril, but he was still a man who was supported by a woman who provided him with counsel, comfort and a loving home.
Dana Clawson, Taylor EC | Abilene
Sacagawea, a hero vital to the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Cynthia Lobe, Deep East Texas EC | Center
My grandmother (Granny), because of her quiet strength, resolve and wisdom.
Jonna Clark, Pedernales EC | Boerne
My grandmother, Emma Lorene Pindel.
Rick Norman, CoServ | Argyle
Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. She graduated in 1855 with a medical degree from Syracuse Medical College and served as a surgeon in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Doug Lennier, Pedernales EC | Cedar Park
Marie Curie. Her discovery of radium and radioactivity in 1898 led to the development of the X-ray as a diagnostic tool in health care.
Evelyn Osborn, Heart of Texas EC | Cameron
Barbara Jordan, for her courage and trailblazing.
Jeana Lungwitz, Pedernales EC | Austin
My great-grandmother, who did the best with what she was dealt during the Great Depression—raising 13 children on her own, all the while never complaining. She was the true matriarch of our family.
Dala Burk, Wise EC | Decatur
My mother, Ora Lee. She was the Jill of all trades and the master of many.
Erma Lee, Grayson-Collin EC | McKinney