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Ireland, Patricia

Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators


1945 - Patricia Ireland, born on the 19th of October in  Oak Park, Illinois. She is a U.S. administrator and feminist.

1966 -  Obtained a Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee.

1975 - A law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

1991 - 2001 - She served as president of the National Organization for Women.

1991 - In December, she gave an interview with The Advocate, a gay national publication, in which she stated that she had a husband and a female partner, Pat Silverthorn, a longtime activist in the Socialist Workers Party.

1996 - Published an autobiography, What Women Want.

2000 - Played a significant role in the brief presidential bid of former Senator Carol Moseley Braun.

2003 - Served briefly as the chief executive officer of the YWCA.

       - In October, she was dimissed, although YWCA spokespeople denied that conservative pressure was a factor in the decision.


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