Ruth A. Davis (1943 – )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" At the time of her retirement from the United States Foreign Service in 2009, Ambassador Ruth A. Davis was the longest serving Career Ambassador and at the rank of Director General of the Foreign Service, had achieved the highest ranking position … Read MoreRuth A. Davis (1943 – )

Elizabeth Davenport McKune (1947- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Ambassador Elizabeth Davenport McKune was born on November 15, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. She became a Foreign Service officer in 1973 and specialized in the Middle East. McKune is the daughter of West Point graduate Colonel Clarence M. Davenport, Jr. and … Read MoreElizabeth Davenport McKune (1947- )

Louise Celia “Lulu” Fleming (1862-1899)

Image Ownership, Public Domain Louise Cecelia Fleming, the first African American to graduate from the Women’s Medical College at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was born January 28, 1862 to slave parents on a plantation near Hibernia in Clay County, Florida.  Her father is unknown; she was raised … Read MoreLouise Celia “Lulu” Fleming (1862-1899)