Saturday, August 31, 2019

Red-haired firsts and founders, 4th part (151 - 200)

While working at our partner blog Famous Redheads in History I couldn’t help but notice the great number of “firsts” and “founders” among our famous redheads. Here’s the list from 151 to 200.

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Second part.
Third part.

151) Maud O'Farrell Swartz: in 1931 she became the first woman and the first trade unionist to hold the position of secretary of the New York State Department of Labor.

152) Rose Pastor Stokes: she was a founding member of the Communist Party of America.

153) Bess Furman: first woman to regularly cover the House of Representatives for a news agency.

154) John Wesley Powell: he led the first official U.S. government-sponsored expedition through the Grand Canyon. He also became the first director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution.

155) Allanah Harper: founder of the journal Echanges (Exchanges).

156) Henry Luce: launching several magazines (Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Life, etc.), he created the first multimedia corporation (counting his radio projects and newsreels as well).

157) Virginia Dox: first white woman to explore the Grand Canyon, and also the first white woman to visit the Havasupai. 

158) Jonathan Gold: in 2007, he became the first food critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. 

159) Fanny Wright: in the late 1820s she was the first woman lecturer to speak publicly before gatherings of men and women in the United States about political and social-reform issues. 

160) Mark Tobey: founder the art department at The Cornish School in Seattle.  

161) Frederick Varley: co-founder of the Group of Seven.


162) J. E. H. MacDonald: co-founder of the Group of Seven. 

163) William Ward: founder of Urbana, Ohio.  

164) Herbert Beerbohm Tree: founder of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.  

165) Wil Lou Gray: founder of the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School in South Carolina. 

166) Sir Robert Dudley: he designed and published Dell'Arcano del Mare (1645-1646), the first maritime atlas to cover the whole world. 

167) Giovanni Battista Belzoni: he was the first to penetrate into the second pyramid of Giza and to identify the ruins of Berenice on the Red Sea. 

168) Richard Francis Burton: together with John Hanning Speke, he was the first European to visit the Great Lakes of Africa, in search of the source of the Nile. He was also the first European known to have seen Lake Tanganyika. 

169) Jill Kerr Conway: Smith College's first woman president (1975-1985).  

170) Edith Wharton: first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature (1921).  

171) Elizabeth Atkinson Green: author of the first play — When Witches Ride — performed by the Carolina Playmakers (today PlayMakers Repertory Company). 

172) Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor: first king to formally outlaw trial by ordeal, which had come to be viewed as superstitious. 

173) Julia Richman: first woman district superintendent of schools in New York City, first Normal College graduate to serve as principal in New York City and first Jewish woman to obtain the position.

174) Ginger Baker: co-founder of the rock band Cream, along with Eric Clapton. 

175) Sonia Rykiel: founder, in 1968, of the fashion design label Sonia Rykiel, which made clothing, accessories and fragrances. 

176) Rosabell Glass: first girl's advisor at Roosevelt High School, where she founded the Aurora Guards, a group composed entirely of red heads.  

177) John Lennon: founder of The Beatles

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