Women in History – 17 January

Edith Louise Starrett Green (January 17, 1910 – April 21, 1987) was an American politician and educator from Oregon.

She was the second Oregonian woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served a total of ten terms, from 1955 to 1974, as a Democrat.

She is known for advancing women’s issues, education, and social reform; for example, she played an instrumental role in passing the 1972 Equal Opportunity in Education Act, better known as Title IX.