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Marcia Radosevich
From: United States
Fields: Business and Finance, Computer Science and Information Technology

Barbara Allen Rainey
1948-1982
From: United States: Maryland
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: pilot, Naval aviator

Ma Rainey
1886?-1939
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer

Bonnie Raitt
1949-
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer, songwriter, activist, philanthropist

Mamphela Ramphele
1947-
From: South Africa
Fields: Education

(Marie) Gertrude Rand
1886-1970
From: United States: New York
Fields: Invention, Psychology
Key Words/Phrases: research on vision and lighting, inventor

Ayn Rand
1905-1982
From: Russia, United States: California
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: novelist, philosopher

Eunice Randall
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: radio announcer, radio engineer

Lisa Randall
1962-
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Physics
Key Words/Phrases: theoretical physicist, string theory

Jeannette Rankin
1880-1973
From: United States: Montana, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Congresswoman, pacifist

Charlotte E. Ray
1850-1911
From: United States: New York, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, teacher

Martha Raye
1916-1994
From: United States: California, Montana
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, singer

Eleanor Raymond
1888-1989
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Architecture and Interior Design
Key Words/Phrases: architect

Raziyya Iltutmish
From: India
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Female sultan of India

Raziyya Iltutmish
1205-1240
From: India
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Sultana

Mary Read
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: pirate

Bernice Johnson Reagon
1942-
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, composer, scholar, activist, Sweet Honey in the Rock

Vinnie Ream (Hoxie)
1847-1914
From: United States: Washington DC, Wisconsin
Fields: Art
Key Words/Phrases: sculptor

Lynn Redgrave
1943-2010
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, British actress, movie star, movies

Mina Rees
1902-1997
From: United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Education, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician

Della Reese
1931-
From: United States: California
Fields: Music, Religion, Stage and Screen

Maria Reiche
1903-1998
From: Germany, Peru
Fields: Archaeology, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician, archaeologist, Nazca Lines

Hanna Reitsch
1912-1979
From: Germany
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration
Key Words/Phrases: aviatrix, aviator, pilot, test pilot

Janet Reno
1938-
From: United States: Florida
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, Attorney General

Judith Resnik
1949-1986
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Engineering
Key Words/Phrases: astronaut, NASA, engineer, Challenger

Mary Lou Retton
1968-
From: United States: West Virginia
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: gymnast, gymnastics

Anne Revere
1903-1990
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Debbie Reynolds
1932-2016
From: United States: California, Texas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, singer, businesswoman, Hollywood Walk of Fame

Christina Ricci
1980-
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Condoleezza Rice
1954-
From: United States: Alabama, California, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: professor, diplomat, US Secretary of State, author

Jenny Eakin Delony Rice
1866-1949
From: United States: Arkansas
Fields: Art, Education

Adrienne Rich
1929-
From: United States: Maryland, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: poet, essayist, feminist

Ann Richards
1933-2006
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: politician, governor

Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
1842-1911
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Chemistry, Education
Key Words/Phrases: chemist, home economist, instructor, MIT

Kristi Richards
1981-
From: Canada
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: skiing, skier

Linda Richards
1841-1930
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: nurse, founded nursing schools

May Richmire
1882-1955
From: Canada, United States: New York
Fields: Education
Key Words/Phrases: teacher, educator, Adult Education, Immigrant Education

Mary Ellen Richmond
1861-1921
From: United States: Illinois, Maryland
Fields: Sociology/Social Work
Key Words/Phrases: social work pioneer

Sally K. Ride
1951-2012
From: United States: California
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: astronaut, physicist

Rozanne L. Ridgway
1935-
From: United States: Minnesota
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: diplomat, ambassador

Leni Riefenstahl
1902-2003
From: Germany
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: dancer, film director, actress

Rihanna
1988-
From: Barbados
Fields: Music

Mary Roberts Rinehart
1876-1958
From: United States: Pennsylvania, Washington DC
Fields: Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: writer, author, murder mysteries

Michelle Roark
1974-
From: United States: Colorado
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: skiing, skier

Merle Greene Robertson
1913-
From: Mexico, United States: Montana, Washington
Fields: Archaeology
Key Words/Phrases: scholar of Maya culture

Mary Robinson
1944-
From: Ireland
Fields: Education, Government and Politics, Human Rights, Law
Key Words/Phrases: President of Ireland, UN High Commissioner, lawyer

Rachel Robinson
1922-
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Marietta Robusti Tintoretto
1560-1590
From: Italy
Fields: Art

Clara Rockmore
1911-1998
From: Lithuania, Russia, United States: New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: musician, violin, theremin

Anita Roddick
1942-2007
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Human Rights, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: Founder of the Body Shop, activist, philanthropist

Judith Rodin
1944-
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Education
Key Words/Phrases: university president, president of the Rockefeller Foundation

Emily Warren Roebling
1843-1903
From: Canada, United States: New Jersey, New York
Fields: Engineering
Key Words/Phrases: civil engineer, Brooklyn Bridge

Helena Roerich
1879-1955
From: India, Russia
Fields: Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: writer, philosopher

Kathleen Roetzel
1951-
From: United States: Minnesota
Fields: Anthropology, Archaeology
Key Words/Phrases: archaeologist, archeologist, anthropologist

Edith Nourse Rogers
1881-1960
From: United States: Maine, Massachusetts
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: politician, Congresswoman

Ginger Rogers
1911-1995
From: United States: California, Missouri, New York, Texas
Fields:
Key Words/Phrases: actress, dancer

Pauline Roland
1805-1852
From: France
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: feminist, socialist

Charlemae Hill Rollins
1897-1979
From: United States: Illinois, Mississippi, Oklahoma
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry

Nancy Roman
From: United States
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: NASA, astronomer

Eleanor Roosevelt
1884-1962
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, author, writer, speaker, activist

Gladys Towles Root
1905-1982
From: United States: California
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer

Ernestine Louise Rose
1810-1892
From: Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: feminist, abolitionist, activist

Betsy Ross
1752-1836
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: seamstress, flagmaker

Diana Ross
1944-
From: United States: Michigan
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Ishbel Ross
1895?-1975
From: United Kingdom, United States: New York
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: journalist, writer

Nellie Tayloe Ross
1876-1977
From: United States: Missouri, Wyoming
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: politician, governor, director of the U.S. Mint

Christina Georgina Rossetti
1830-1894
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: poet

Marie Therese Rossi Cayton
1959-1991
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: soldier, army major, pilot

Kate Kane Rossi
1854?-1928
From: United States: Illinois, Wisconsin
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer

Martha Rountree
1911-1999
From: United States: Florida, New York, South Carolina, Washington DC
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: journalist, broadcaster, Meet the Press

Nellie Mae Rowe
1900-1982
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Art

Mary Rowlandson
c.1637-1710
From: United Kingdom, United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Other
Key Words/Phrases: captive, diarist

Vera Cooper Rubin
1928-
From: United States: Pennsylvania, Washington DC
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: astronomer

Wilma Rudolph
1940-1994
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Education, Journalism and Broadcasting, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field

Emily Ruete
1844-1924
From: Germany, Tanzania
Fields: Exploration and Adventure, Literature and Poetry

Josephine Ruffin
1842-1924
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: editor, journalist, civil rights leader, activist

Jane Russell
1921-2011
From: United States: California, Minnesota
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: actress, activist

Patricia F. Russo
1953-
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Business and Finance
Key Words/Phrases: CEO of Lucent



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