Wednesday, 18 September 2019

1166) Jill Ker Conway

Jill Ker Conway (1934 – 2018). Australian-American scholar and author. Well known for her autobiographies, in particular her first memoir, The Road from Coorain, she also was Smith College's first woman president (1975-1985) and most recently served as a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2004 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project. She was a recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

- "... said Conway, who is slim and elegant with short reddish-blond hair and bright blue eyes."
https://www.gazettenet.com/Archives/…/JConwaymedal-hg-072013

- "At 40, Mrs. Conway is red‐haired and slender to the fachionable degree of looking fragile."  https://www.nytimes.com/…/smiths-first-woman-president-anti…


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