Category: 1951-now

Baldwin, Ineva Reilly

Ineva Reilly Baldwin

Before Ineva Reilly Baldwin championed the “Wisconsin Idea,” she was a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant commander during World War II—the highest rank ever attained by a woman at that time.

Larson, April Ulring

April Ulring Larson

The Reverend April Ulring Larson became the first female Lutheran bishop in North America, and the second in the world, when she was elected by the La Crosse Area Synod in 1992.

Clark, Laurel

Laurel Clark

Laurel Clark was an accomplished doctor, U.S. Navy captain, and NASA astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003.