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The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame recognizes women who have contributed significantly to San Diego County, California. The first women were inducted in 2002.[1]

Inductees[edit]

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame
Name Image Birth–Death Year Area of achievement
Armstead, RuletteRulette Armstead 2004 First African-American and first woman to become assistant police chief at the San Diego Police Department.[2]
Baker, CharlotteCharlotte Baker Charlotte Baker.jpg 1855-1936[3] 2009 First woman physician to practice medicine in San Diego.[4]
Barnes, AliceAlice Barnes 2003 Educator and activist, she was a leader in the United Farm Workers, American Indian Movement, and feminist movement. After 25-years as an elementary school teacher, she quit to become a full-time activist for social justice.[5]
Benchley, BelleBelle Benchley 1882–1973 2007 In 1927 she became the world's first woman zoo director, serving at the San Diego Zoo.[6]
Booth, JaneJane Booth -2008 2012 Photographic archivist at the San Diego Historical Society. Organized, maintained, and made accessible archival material related to women's history.[7]
Bradley, MadgeMadge Bradley 1904–2000 2002 First woman judge in San Diego County.[8]
Breed, ClaraClara Breed 1906–1994 2007 City librarian of San Diego who founded numerous branch libraries and the Serra Cooperative Library System.[9]
Bry, BarbaraBarbara Bry 2012 Entrepreneur and non-profit director. Founded organizations such as Athena, which support women in technology and science, and Run Women Run, to encourage the election of pro-choice women in San Diego politics.[10]
Burbidge, MargaretMargaret Burbidge 1919- 2003 First woman to be the Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Refused to be awarded the Annie J. Cannon Prize because it was only presented to women in astronomy, which she believed was discriminatory. She also developed some of the instruments in the Hubble space telescope.[11]
Cannon, NonaNona Cannon 2006 Co-founder of the Women's Studies Department at San Diego State University.[12]
Cheng, Li-Rong LillyLi-Rong Lilly Cheng 2009 Director of the Chinese Studies Institute at San Diego State University.[13]
Clarke, Evelyn L.Evelyn L. Clarke 2005 Women's rights activist. Active in the San Diego National Women’s Political Caucus and Older Women's League.[14]
Constanza, MidgeMidge Constanza 1932–2010 2011 First woman to be appointed as the Assistant to the President of the United States, serving Jimmy Carter.[15]
Craigwell, JoanJoan Craigwell 2009 Nurse and Vietnam War veteran.[16]
Croce, IngridIngrid Croce 1947- 2012 Restauranteur, singer, philanthropist, and author, Croce is the wife of late sing-songwriter Jim Croce. Her opening of Croce's Restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter helped spur the revitalization of the neighborhood. She founded San Diego Restaurant Week! and was awarded San Diego's City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award, the highest honor bestowed upon philanthropists in the city.[17]
Daba, AlemiAlemi Daba 2002 Ethiopian refugee who moved to San Diego in 1998 after suffering abuse and the execution of her husband. Started helping refugee communities in the area. Director of Women and Children at the Alliance for African Assistance.[18]
Dabbs, Edith ChesleighEdith Chesleigh Dabbs 1918-2009[19] 2009 Began teaching ESL classes in 1956 and continued until 2003 for San Diego Community College. She created a scholarship for low-income single mothers who were graduating.[20]
Dilno, JeriJeri Dilno 2006 Born in San Diego, she received undesirable discharge from the military in 1961 for being a lesbian. Became active in LGBT rights. Helped organize the first gay pride march in Philadelphia in 1972. Has helped plan pride parades in San Diego and was the first woman director of The Center. She was president of the San Diego Democratic Club and co-chair of the LGBT Caucus for the California Democratic Party.[21]
Dread-Cheatom, MakedaMakeda Dread-Cheatom 2012 Founded the WorldBeat Center in Balboa Park and the Give a Hug Foundation. She also hosts a radio show on XETRA-FM.[22]
Dumanis, BonnieBonnie Dumanis 1951- US Navy 050330-N-0050T-010 Speaking at a luncheon to commemorate Woman's History Month, District Attorney for San Diego County, Bonnie Dumanis, gives a speech to the staff of the Personnel Support Detachment.jpg 2008 First woman District Attorney in San Diego.[23] Also, first lesbian DA in the United States.[24]
Dumas, JaneJane Dumas 2002 Kumeyaay leader.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. Women's Museum of California. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Hughes, Joe (28 July 2005). "Trailblazing law officer moves on". Union-Tribune. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dr. Charlotte Baker". San Diego 120 Top Influential Pioneers. San Diego Source. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  4. ^ White, Katrina. "Guide to the Charlotte Baker Diary Collection MS 173". San Diego History Center Document Collection. San Diego History Center. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Alice Barnes, Activist, 2003". San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. Women's Museum of California. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Belle Benchley, Trailblazer, 2007". The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. Women's Museum of California. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Ristine, Jeff (27 January 2008). "Jane Booth; photographic archivist and renowned artisan". Union-Tribune. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Madge Bradley; Pioneering Female Judge". Los Angeles Times. 24 March 2000. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Canada, Linda. "Clara Estelle Breed (1906-1994)". Online Resources. San Diego History Center. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Barbara Bry, Empowerer, 2012". The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. Women's Museum of California. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Margaret Burbidge". Enyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Nona Canon, Trailblazer, 2006". The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. Women's Museum of California. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Li-Rong Lilly Cheng". Faculty. San Diego State University. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Evelyn Clarke, Historian, 2005". The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. Women's Museum of California. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  15. ^ Grimes, William (24 March 2010). "Midge Costanza, a Top Assistant to Carter, Dies at 77". New York Times. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  16. ^ JaCoby, Pat. "UC San Diego Celebrates National Women's History Month with Hall of Fame Ceremony". General UC San Diego News. University of California - San Diego. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Ingrid Croce, Spirit Of The Women's Hall Of Fame, 2012". The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. Women's Museum of California. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Alemi Daba, Empowerer, 2002". The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. Women's Museum of California. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  19. ^ Edith Dabbs Obituary: View Obituary for Edith Dabbs by Goodbody Mortuary, San Diego, CA
  20. ^ Inductee Video
  21. ^ http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/may/30/jeri-dilno/
  22. ^ http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/July-2006/Makeda-Cheatom/
  23. ^ http://womensmuseumca.org/whof/Inductees/WhofVideoWEB.php?BioKey=BonnieDumanis&FirstName=Bonnie&LastName=Dumanis&Year=2008&Category=Spirit%20Of%20The%20Women%27s%20Hall%20Of%20Fame
  24. ^ Broder, John M. (2002-11-13). "In a First, a Lesbian Is Elected District Attorney in San Diego". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-08-06. 
  25. ^ http://womensmuseumca.org/whof/Inductees/WhofVideoWEB.php?BioKey=JaneDumas&FirstName=Jane&LastName=Dumas&Year=2002&Category=Historian

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