Famous Members

Maya Angelou


American autobiographer, poet and civil rights activist. Best known for “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”  She served as the Northern Coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Laura Ingalls Wilder


American author of the Little House series of children’s books based on her childhood.

Ruth Ann Minner


Delaware’s first female governor and the longest serving female governor in American history.

Caroline Ingalls


Mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of Little House on the Prairie

Dale Evans


Writer, movie star, and singer-songwriter. She was the second wife of late mason Roy Rogers.

Carrie Ingalls Swanzey


The third child of Charles and Caroline Ingalls

Martha Griffiths


American lawyer and judge elected to the House of Representatives in 1954. She was also most responsible for including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title VII in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Clara Barton


American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She has been described as having a “strong and independent spirit” and is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.

Harry Truman


33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). As the 34th vice president, he succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died less than three months after he began his fourth term.

Rosa Parks


African American civil rights activist who in 1955 refused to obey a bus driver’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Maxine Waters


Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing California’s 35th congressional district.

Eleanor Roosevelt


First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945, wife of late Mason President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Appointed delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 and 1952.

Everett Dirksen


Republican U.S. Congressman and Senator from Pekin, Illinois.  Elected senate minority leader in 1959.

Colleen Dewhurst


Canadian actress and wife of late Mason George C. Scott