Notable JL Members

Extraordinary Women who’ve made an Impact

 

Carlo Jenkins Barnett Carol Jenkins Barnett 

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland

President, Publix Super Markets Charities; Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy “Champion for Literacy” award winner (2017); Florida Women’s Hall of Fame inductee (2016); United Way Women’s Leadership Council Women in Philanthropy award (2015)

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Shirley Temple Black Shirley Temple Black

The Junior League of Palo Alto

Child actress; delegate to the United Nations; U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and the Czech and Slovak Republics

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Barbara Bush Barbara Bush

The Junior League of Houston

First Lady; literacy activist.

Visit Barbara’s official web page at the White House

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

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Laura Bush Laura Bush

The Junior League of Dallas

First Lady; literacy activist

Visit Laura’s official web page at the White House

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries

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Julia Child Julia McWilliams Child

The Junior League of Pasadena

Chef; author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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Sarah Palfrey Cook Danzig Sarah Palfrey Cooke Danzig

The Junior League of the City of New York

Professional tennis play

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Betty Ford Betty Ford

The Junior League of Grand Rapids

First Lady; substance abuse prevention activis

Margaret Hamilton Margaret Hamilton

The Junior League of Cleveland
Actress, children’s and animal welfare advocate; “The Wicked Witch of the West”began her professional career in children’s theatre as a Junior League member

Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn

The Junior League of Hartford

Actress; women’s issues activist

Martha Rivers Ingram Martha Rivers Ingram

The Junior League of Nashville

Chairman of Ingram Industries, Chairman of Vanderbilt University Board of Trust

Marilyn Carlson Nelson Marilyn Carlson Nelson

The Junior League of Minneapolis

Chair and former CEO of Carlson Companies, the first major North American travel company to sign the ECPAT international code of conduct regarding the sexual exploitation of children (2002); Chair by presidential appointment, National Women’s Business Council (2002-2005); Author: How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership (2008)

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Nancy Reagan Nancy Reagan

The Junior League of Los Angeles

First Lady; substance abuse prevention activist

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Elizabeth Redenbaugh Elizabeth Redenbaugh

The Junior League of Wilmington, North Carolina

2011 Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

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Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt

The Junior League of the City of New York

First Lady; social reformer; humanitarian; author. As U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, she chaired the Human Rights Commission during the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948

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Phyllis Stewart Schlafly Phyllis Stewart Schlafly

The Junior League of St. Louis

American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist.

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Eudora Welty Eudora Welty

The Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi

Author; won a Pulitzer Prize for The Optimist’s Daughter, 1972

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Helen Wills Helen Wills

The Junior League of San Francisco

Professional tennis