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Lou Henry Hoover, Stanford Class of 1898, and the Rights of Women

Lou Henry Hoover

Speaker: Elena Danielson, Hoover Institution Archivist, Emerita

While very aware of the obstacles she faced as a woman, Lou Henry succeeded in four careers beyond that of “First Lady”: writer, geologist, architect, and philanthropist. She adroitly used her management skills to promote and expand the Girl Scouts, a non-controversial fit as "First Lady" but with a lasting national impact on the welfare of women.