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Iowa Women's Hall of Fame Inductees by year

Members of the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame

Among those honored as members of the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame are past legislators, political and social activists, scientists, educators, writers and spiritual and community leaders. They represent the women who have helped shape Iowa, the United States and the world. Their induction into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame enhances the visibility of their contributions to their work, communities, and the status of women. As of 2019, 180 women will have been inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame. 

Full Name

Last Name

Year Inducted

Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1975)

Bloomer

1975

Carrie Chapman Catt (1975)

Catt

1975

Ola Babcock Miller (1975)

Miller

1975

Annie Wittenmyer (1975)

Wittenmyer

1975

Susan Glaspell (1976)

Glaspell

1976

Cora Bussey Hillis (1976)

Hillis

1976

Agnes Samuelson (1976)

Samuelson

1976

Ruth Baxton Sayre (1976)

Sayre

1976

Jessie Binford (1977)

Binford

1977

Jessie Field Shambaugh (1977)

Shambaugh

1977

Ida B. Wise Smith (1977)

Smith

1977

Mary Louise Smith (1977)

Smith

1977

Jacqueline Day (1978)

Day

1978

Dorothy Houghton (1978)

Houghton

1978

Carolyn Pendray (1978)

Pendray

1978

Ruth Suckow (1978)

Suckow

1978

Minnette Doderer (1979)

Doderer

1979

Mabel Lee (1979)

Lee

1979

Mary Jane Neville Odell (1979)

Odell

1979

Louise Rosenfeld (1979)

Rosenfeld

1979

Rosa Cunningham (1980)

Cunningham

1980

Mary Grefe (1980)

Grefe

1980

Arabella Mansfield (1980)

Mansfield

1980

Catherine Williams (1980)

Williams

1980

Mary Newbury Adams (1981)

Adams

1981

Roxanne Barton Conlin (1981)

Conlin

1981

Mary Garst (1981)

Garst

1981

Louise Rosenfield Noun (1981)

Noun

1981

Peg Stair Anderson (1982)

Anderson

1982

Ruth Bluford Anderson (1982)

Anderson

1982

Pearl Hogrefe (1982)

Hogrefe

1982

Dr. Jeanne Montgomery Smith (1982)

Smith

1982

Virginia Bedell (1983)

Bedell

1983

Evelyn K. Scott Davis (1983)

Davis

1983

Beverly Beth George Everett (1983)

Everett

1983

Helen LeBaron Hilton (1983)

Hilton

1983

Fannie R. Buchanan (1984)

Buchanan

1984

Mary Frances Clarke, BVM (1984)

Clarke

1984

Mary Louise Petersen (1984)

Petersen

1984

Edith Rose Murphy Sackett (1984)

Sackett

1984

Dr. Gladys B. Black (1985)

Black

1985

Edna M. Griffin (1985)

Griffin

1985

Anna B. Lawther (1985)

Lawther

1985

Alice Van Wert Murray (1985)

Murray

1985

Marguerite Esters Cothorn (1986)

Cothorn

1986

Willie Stevenson Glanton (1986)

Glanton

1986

Jessie M. Parker (1986)

Parker

1986

Dorothy Schramm (1986)

Schramm

1986

Jolly Ann Horton Davidson (1987)

Davidson

1987

Gwendolyn Wilson Fowler (1987)

Fowler

1987

Lou Henry Hoover (1987)

Hoover

1987

Nellie Verne Walker (1987)

Walker

1987

A. Lillian Edmunds (1988)

Edmunds

1988

Twila Parker Lummer (1988)

Lummer

1988

Marilyn O. Murphy (1988)

Murphy

1988

Sister Patricia Clare Sullivan (1988)

Sullivan

1988

Dr. Nancy Maria Hill (1989)

Hill

1989

Georgia Rogers Sievers (1989)

Sievers

1989

Ruth Wildman Swenson (1989)

Swenson

1989

Cristine Swanson Wilson (1989)

Wilson

1989

Mary Jane Coggeshall (1990)

Coggeshall

1990

Merle Wilna Fleming (1990)

Fleming

1990

Betty Jean Furgerson (1990)

Furgerson

1990

Glenda Gates Riley (1990)

Riley

1990

Mabel Lossing Jones (1991)

Jones

1991

Mary Louisa Duncan Putnam (1991)

Putnam

1991

Marilyn E. Staples (1991)

Staples

1991

Lois Hattery Tiffany (1991)

Tiffany

1991

Virginia Harper (1992)

Harper

1992

Helen Brown Henderson (1992)

Henderson

1992

Eve Schmoll Rubenstein (1992)

Rubenstein

1992

Mary Beaumont Welch (1992)

Welch

1992

Julia Faltinson Anderson (1993)

Anderson

1993

Mamie Doud Eisenhower (1993)

Eisenhower

1993

Phebe W. Sudlow (1993)

Sudlow

1993

Jean Adeline Morgan Wanatee (1993)

Wanatee

1993

Mildred Wirt Benson (1994)

Benson

1994

Lois Eichacker (1994)

Eichacker

1994

Gertrude Durden Rush (1994)

Rush

1994

Evelyne Jobe Villines (1994)

Villines

1994

Sue M. Wilson Brown (1995)

Brown

1995

Mary E. Domingues Campos (1995)

Campos

1995

Gertrude Dieken (1995)

Dieken

1995

Rowena Edson Stevens (1995)

Stevens

1995

Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret (1996)

Bourret

1996

Meridel Le Sueur (1996)

Le Sueur

1996

Janette Stevenson Murray (1996)

Murray

1996

Mary E. Wood (1996)

Wood

1996

Charlotte Hughes Bruner (1997)

Bruner

1997

Margaret "Peg" Mullen (1997)

Mullen

1997

Annie Nowlin Savery (1997)

Savery

1997

Beulah E. Webb (1997)

Webb

1997

Bess Streeter Aldrich (1998)

Aldrich

1998

Janice Ann Beran (1998)

Beran

1998

Lynn Germain Cutler (1998)

Cutler

1998

Maude Esther White (1998)

White

1998

Professor Mary Jaylene Berg (1999)

Berg

1999

Rosa Maria Escudé de Findlay (1999)

de Findlay

1999

Helen Navran Stein (1999)

Stein

1999

Elaine Eisfelder Szymoniak (1999)

Szymoniak

1999

Betty Jean "Beje" Walker Clark (2000)

Clark

2000

Denise O'Brien (2000)

O'Brien

2000

Adeline Morrison Swain (2000)

Swain

2000

Margaret Boeye Swanson (2000)

Swanson

2000

Dr. Ursula Delworth (2001)

Delworth

2001

Lt. Colonel (Retired) Phyllis L. Propp Fowle (2001)

Fowle

2001

Phyllis Josephine Hughes, JD (2001)

Hughes

2001

Ann Dearing Holtgren Pellegreno (2001)

Pellegreno

2001

Bonnie Campbell (2002)

Campbell

2002

Sue Ellen Follon (2002)

Follon

2002

Alice Yost Jordan (2002)

Jordan

2002

Shirley Ruedy (2002)

Ruedy

2002

Diana "Di" L. Findley (2003)

Findley

2003

May E. Francis, Ph.D. (2003)

Francis

2003

Jean Hall Lloyd-Jones (2003)

Lloyd-Jones

2003

Margaret Mary Toomey (2003)

Toomey

2003

Joy Cole Corning (2004)

Corning

2004

Mary Ann Evans (2004)

Evans

2004

Ruth Cole Nash (2004)

Nash

2004

Sally J. Pederson (2004)

Pederson

2004

Johnie Wright Hammond (2005)

Hammond

2005

Brenda LaBlanc (2005)

LaBlanc

2005

Susan Schechter (2005)

Schechter

2005

Jo Ann McIntosh Zimmerman (2005)

Zimmerman

2005

Jeannette Eyerly (2006)

Eyerly

2006

Christine H. B. Grant (2006)

Grant

2006

Dorothy Marion Bouleris Paul (2006)

Paul

2006

Margaret Wragg Sloss (2006)

Sloss

2006

Ruth Ann Gaines (2007)

Gaines

2007

Emma J. Harvat (2007)

Harvat

2007

Dr. Ada Hayden (2007)

Hayden

2007

Connie Wimer (2007)

Wimer

2007

Joan Urenn Axel (2008)

Axel

2008

Barbara Moorman Boatwright (2008)

Boatwright

2008

Hualing Nieh Engle (2008)

Engle

2008

Marilyn A. Russell (2008)

Russell

2008

Linda K Kerber (2009)

Kerber

2009

Mary E. Kramer (2009)

Kramer

2009

Adeline Lavonne McCormick-Ohnemus, D.O. (2009)

McCormick-Ohnemus

2009

Lyn Stinson (2009)

Stinson

2009

Julia Addington (2010)

Addington

2010

Mary Lundby (2010)

Lundby

2010

Ruby Sutton (2010)

Sutton

2010

Charese Yanney (2010)

Yanney

2010

Nancy A. Dunkel (2011)

Dunkel

2011

Jacqueline Easley McGhee (2011)

McGhee

2011

Charlotte Bowers Nelson (2011)

Nelson

2011

Dr. Mildred Hope Fisher Wood (2011)

Wood

2011

Dr. Judith Conlin (2012)

Conlin

2012

Terry Hernandez (2012)

Hernandez

2012

Mary Parks Stier (2012)

Stier

2012

Dr. Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder (2012)

Schwieder

2012

Dr. Mary Louise Sconiers Chapman (2013)

Chapman

2013

Patty Jean Poole Judge (2013)

Judge

2013

Barbara Marie Mack (2013)

Mack

2013

Dr. Deborah Ann Turner (2013)

Turner

2013

Renee Hardman (2014)

Hardman

2014

Mary Agnes O'Keefe (2014)

O'Keefe

2014

Margaret 'Maggie' Tinsman (2014)

Tinsman

2014

Christie Vilsack (2014)

Vilsack

2014

Joyce Boone Chapman (2015)

Chapman

2015

Lt. General Michelle D. Johnson (2015)

Johnson

2015

The Honorable Linda K. Neuman (2015)

Neuman

2015

The Honorable Marsha K. Ternus (2015)

Ternus

2015

Grace Amemiya (2016)

Amemiya

2016

Angela Connolly (2016)

Connolly

2016

Dr. Michele Devlin (2016)

Devlin

2016

Viola Gibson (2016)

Gibson

2016

Jane Boyd (2017)

Boyd

2017

U.S. Senator Joni K. Ernst (2017)

Ernst

2017

Councilwoman Christine Hensley (2017)

Hensley

2017

Governor Kimberly K. Reynolds (2017)

Reynolds

2017

Dianne G. Bystrom, PhD (2018)

Bystrom

2018

Ruth R. Harkin, JD (2018)

Harkin

2018

Jean Y. Jew, MD (2018)

Jew

2018

Peggy A. Whitson, PhD (2018)

Whitson

2018

The Honorable Ruth B. Klotz (2019)

Klotz

2019

Mona Kadel Martin (2019)

Martin

2019

Ione Genevieve Shadduck, PhD (2019)

Shadduck

2019

Florine Mary Schulte Swanson (2019)

Swanson

2019