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45 Women Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

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Ruth A. Lucas (1920-2013)
> Known as: First female African-American colonel in the U.S. Air Force; highest ranking African-American woman in the Air Force at the time of her retirement

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Seraph Young Ford (1846-1938)
> Known as: First American woman to vote under a women’s equal suffrage law; interred with her husband, a Union Army veteran from the Civil War

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Vinnie Ream (1847-1914)
> Known as: First woman and youngest person (at 18) to receive a commission from the U.S. government (to design a sculpture of Abraham Lincoln for the U.S. Capitol Rotunda)

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Winifred Collins (1911-1999)
> Known as: Chief of Naval Personnel for Women in the U.S. Navy and director of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.

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Zitkála-Ša (1876-1938)
> Known as: Yankton Dakota activist and clerk for the Bureau of Indian Affairs; married to Captain Raymond Talefase Bonnin, U.S. Army.

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