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Jill Ker Conway

AKA Jill Kathryn Ker

Born: 9-Oct-1934
Birthplace: Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 1-Jun-2018
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: President of Smith College, 1975-85

Father: William Ker
Mother: Evelyn A'Dames
Husband: John Conway (university professor, m. 1962, d. 1995)

    High School: Abbotsleigh School for Girls, Sydney, Australia
    University: BA History and English, University of Sydney (1958)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1969)
    Professor: University of Toronto (1964-75)
    President: Smith College (1975-85)
    Scholar: Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1985-)

    Member of the Board of Colgate-Palmolive (1984-)
    Member of the Board of Merrill Lynch (1978-2007)
    Member of the Board of Nike (1987-)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Time Person of the Year 1975, American Women

Author of books:
Felipe the Flamingo (2006)
A Woman's Education (2001)
Women on Power: Leadership Redefined (2001)
Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Humanistic Studies of the Environment (2000)
Overnight Float (2000, with Elizabeth Topham Kennan and Clare Munnings)
In Her Own Words: Women's Memoirs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States (1999)
When Memory Speaks (1998)
Modern Feminism: An Intellectual History (1997)
Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir (1995, with Russell Baker and William Zinsser)
True North: A Memoir (1995, memoir)
The Politics of Women's Education (1993, with Susan Bourque)
The Road from Coorain (1989)
Learning About Women (1989, with Susan Bourque and Joan Scott)
Utopian Dream or Dystopian Nightmare? Nineteenth Century Feminist Ideas About Equality (1987)
Women Reformers and American Culture (1987)
The Female Experience in 18th- and 19th-Century America (1982)
Women Reformers and American Culture: 1870-1930 (1972)
Merchants and Merinos (1960)

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