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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 23 (2018) pp 107-108

Louise M. Slaughter 1929–2018, An Obituary-Tribute

George B. Kauffman*

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034,

Published: 29 May 2018

Abstract. Louise M. Slaughter (1929–2018), trailblazing Congresswoman and women’s rights advocate, died on March 16, 2028 at the age of 88 after a fall in her home. She was the oldest sitting member of Congress, serving her 16th term in the House of Representatives. Born in Harlan County, Kentucky, she graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master’s degree in microbiology in 1951 and a Master’s degree in public health in 1953. She was a passionate advocate of Title IX and challenges faced by women in the military.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; Women’s Rights; Title IX; Congresswoman; Women’s Health; Legislation; Environment; Breast Cancer; Falls as a Leading cause of Death in Older Americans; Gynecology; NIH; SWHR; Disease Control and Prevention

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