Vijaylakshmi Pandit: Like her brother Jawaharlal Nehru, she too felt passionately for her country. After serving our nation for years, she became the first woman President of the United Nations General Assembly. A writer, a diplomat, and a politician, her works are an inspiration to many young women.
Shirley Chisholm 1969 of New York, becomes the first Black woman in Congress. Her motto is, "Unbought and unbossed." She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) becomes the first black woman U.S. Representative. Read more: Famous Firsts by American Women, 1901–Present | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womensfirsts2.html#ixzz2XSMje5Ep
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th President of the United States (1953-1961) and First Lady Mamie Dowd Eisenhower (1896-1979). On Valentine's Day in 1916 Eisenhower gave her a miniature of his West Point class ring to seal a formal engagement. Lieutenant Dwight D. Eisenhower, aged 25, married Mamie Doud, aged 19, on July 1, 1916.
Mamie Eisenhower 1897-1979 - she married Ike at the age of 19. She suffered from 'Meniere's disease (inner ear disorder) which made her uneasy on her feet. She was a penny-pincher who clipped coupons! And she was unforgiving when she disliked someone, (she dislaked the incoming Kennedys)