(Senate - September 15, 1995)

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                     NATIONAL WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME

  Mr. DOLE. Mr. President, as my colleagues know, this year marks the 
75th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment to the 
Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.
  I am proud to say that it was a Republican Congress which sent that 
amendment to the States for ratification. Its adoption ended a struggle 
that began in 1848 at a women's convention in Seneca Falls, NY.
  Since 1969, Seneca Falls has been the home of the National Women's 
Hall of Fame. And today, the Hall of Fame announced the names of the 18 
women who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame later this year.
  And it is with great pride that I announce that one of those 
inductees will be my wife, Elizabeth.
  And I hope my colleagues will forgive me if I take just a few brief 
seconds to congratulate Elizabeth, and to say how proud I am of her 
many accomplishments, and of the difference she has made throughout her 
  I ask unanimous consent, Mr. President, that a list of all 18 
inductees be printed in the Record following my remarks.
  There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in 
the Record, as follows:

 National Women's Hall of Fame Announces Women To Be Inducted for 1995

       Seneca Falls, NY.--Nancy Woodhull, president of the 
     National Women's Hall of Fame, today announced that the Hall 
     would induct 18 distinguished women on Saturday, October 14, 
     1995. The Honors Ceremonies will be held in historic Seneca 
     Falls, New York, the birthplace of women's rights where the 
     first Women's Rights Convention was held in 1848.
       1995 Honorees are:
       Virginia Apgar (1909-1974), physician who invented 
     lifesaving newborn health assessment measure.
       Ann Bancroft (1955-  ), polar explorer; first woman to 
     reach the North and South Poles across the ice.
       Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894), suffragist and social reformer; 
     founded and edited The Lily, the first newspaper devoted to 
     reform and equality for women.
       Mary Breckinridge (1881-1965), nurse-midwife and founder of 
     the Frontier Nursing Service, created to provide health care 
     in rural areas.
       Eileen Collins (1956-  ), first woman to pilot the space 

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       Elizabeth Hanford Dole (1936-  ), first woman Secretary of 
     Transportation; Secretary of Labor; President of the American 
     Red Cross.
       Anne Dallas Dudley (1876-1955), key leader in passage of 
     the nineteenth amendment, giving women the right to vote; 
     Tennessee suffrage and political leader.
       Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), the first American woman to 
     found a worldwide religion, the Church of Christ, Scientist 
     (Christian Science).
       Ella Fitzgerald (1917-  ), singer.
       Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), author, feminist, 
     Transcendentalist leader, and teacher.
       Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826-1898), feminist, suffrage leader 
     and author.
       Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972), industrial engineer 
     and motion study expert whose ideas improved industry and the 
       Nannerl O. Keohane (1940-  ), political scientist and 
     educator; first woman president of Duke University; first 
     woman to head a major women's college (Wellesley) and 
     research university.
       Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995), founder of the Gray Panthers.
       Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-  ), the fist woman Justice of 
     the U.S. Supreme Court.
       Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (1842-1924), leader and 
     organizer of Black women's organizations; Abolitionist and 
     anti-lynching crusader.
       Patricia Schroeder (1940-  ), congresswoman who has 
     pioneered passage of legislation helping women and families.
       Hannah Greenebaum Solomon (1858-1942), founder of the 
     National Council of Jewish Women.