a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » This Day » April 19

April 19

Emily Taft Douglas

1889 – Emily Taft Douglas was born in Chicago. After graduating from the University of Chicago, she became statewide organizer for the Illinois League of Women Voters. She married Paul Howard Douglas, a senator from Illinois (1948-1967) and was elected to the U.S. House of representatives herself in 1944. Her publications include Margaret Sanger: Pioneer of the Future (1970). Douglas was president of the Unitarian Women’s Alliance, moderator of the American Unitarian Association, and trustee of Meadville/Lombard Theological School. Read more about Emily Taft Douglas.

[Please note that some sources list Douglas’s birthdate as April 10th and others give the 19th; for the purposes of this calendar’s consistency, we will leave her on the 19th. -Director.] 

Series Navigation<< April 18April 20 >>

Notable in UU History
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

Biographical Introduction Born in Boston, Waldo was one of the eight children of William Emerson, the ... Read More
Dorothea Dix

Dix, Dorothea (1802-1887)

Dorothea Lynde Dix was born in Maine, where she taught school before moving to Boston and ... Read More
Horace Mann

Mann, Horace (1796-1859)

Born in poverty, Horace lived in hardship on the family farm in Franklin, Massachusetts. His schooling ... Read More
The Second Harvard Seal, 1650.

The History of Cambridge: Shepard Through Brattle

4. Years from Shepard Through Brattle In 1650, the General Court gave the College its first ... Read More