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Margaret Sanger

Margaret SangerAKA Margaret Louise Higgins

Born: 14-Sep-1879
Birthplace: Corning, NY
Died: 6-Sep-1966
Location of death: Tucson, AZ
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, NY

Gender: Female
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Birth control advocate

Father: Michael Hennessy Higgins
Mother: Anne Purcell Higgins (d. tuberculosis)
Sister: Ethel Bryne (nurse)
Sister: Anna Higgins (buried next to Sanger)
Husband: William Sanger (m. 1902, three children, separated 1914)
Husband: James Noah H. Slee (m. 1922)
Slept with: H. G. Wells
Daughter: Peggy
Slept with: Hugh de Selincourt

    University: Claverack College

    American Civil Liberties Union
    Planned Parenthood
    Humanist of the Year 1957
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1981
    Obscenity 26-Oct-1916
    Tonsillectomy (Sep-1921)
    Cholecystectomy New York City (1-Nov-1938)
    Assisted by the ACLU 1929

Is the subject of books:
The Margaret Sanger Story and the Fight for Birth Control, 1955, BY: Lawrence Lader, DETAILS: (biography)

Author of books:
What Every Mother Shoud Know (1917)
My Fight for Birth Control (1931)
Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography (1938, memoir)


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