Ernesta Drinker Ballard

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Ernesta Drinker Ballard (1920 – August 11, 2005) was an American horticulturalist and feminist. Among the founders of the National Organization for Women, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, and Women's Way, Ballard was the executive director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society from 1963 to 1981, credited by The New York Times with bringing its annual Philadelphia Flower Show to "international prominence."[1][2]


  1. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (1 September 2005). "Ernesta Drinker Ballard, 85, Horticulturist and Feminist, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Ciarrochi, Lillian (15 August 2005). "In Memoriam: Ernesta Drinker Ballard". National Organization for Women. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 

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