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Frances Perkins

Government, Activist (10-Apr-1882 — 14-May-1965)


Penny Colman. A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins. New York: Atheneum. 1993. 129pp.

Kirstin Downey. The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins. New York: Talese/Doubleday. 2009. 480pp.

George Martin. Madam Secretary: Frances Perkins. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. 1976. 589pp.

Elisabeth P. Myers. Madam Secretary: Frances Perkins. New York: Julian Messner. 1972. 192pp.

Naomi Pasachoff. Frances Perkins: Champion of the New Deal. Oxford University Press. 1999. 160pp.

Bill Severn. Frances Perkins: A Member of the Cabinet. New York: Hawthorn Books. 1976. 256pp.


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  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.871)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.554)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1145)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.815)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.567)

  10. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.369)

  11. Almanac of American Women in the 20th Century (p.63)

  12. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.627)

  13. Biographical Directory of the United States Executive Branch, 1774-1971 (p.262)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.182)

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