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By Michael S. Maurer

The 19 remarkable modern Hoosier ladies profiled through Michael S. Maurer -- one for every famous person within the Indiana nation flag -- are leaders and pioneers who've excelled in a number of targets, together with legislations, company, philanthropy, executive, drugs, song, paintings, athletics, faith, and schooling. one of the inspiring lifestyles tales are these of the 1st girl named leader pass judgement on of the united states District courtroom in Indiana, the 1st to set up a Holocaust museum within the kingdom, and the 1st girl elected Indiana's lieutenant governor. Maurer additionally introduces overseas golfing and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of Vera Bradley Designs and For naked toes, and others. lots of those ladies led heart-pounding lives. All labored not easy, and with zeal, to accomplish their goals. Indiana girls of each new release will get pleasure from and take pleasure in their stories.

Sarah Evans BarkerMary BolkAngela M. BrownAlecia A. DeCoudreauxChristel DeHaanNancy Shepherd FitzgeraldEva Mozes KorJeanette LeeSylvia McNairPatricia R. MillerNancy NoëlMercy Okanemeh ObeimeJane Blaffer OwenOra Hirsch PescovitzErnestine RaclinSharon RivenbarkSandy Eisenberg SassoBecky SkillmanCarolyn Y. Woo

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Army as an officer and attorney until 1970, when he returned to work at the Indianapolis law firm Bose McKinney and Evans. S. Attorney’s Office in Indianapolis. S. attorney to serve in Indiana when the Honorable Stanley B. Miller hired her in 1972. She was far from a figurehead, prosecuting numerous cases over the next several years—everything from tax evasion to illegal drug trafficking. Barker enjoyed the excitement of trial work and proved to be “pretty good” at it, she says. When the Honorable James B.

The couple, who did not have children, lived in the New York area but traveled extensively. McNair performed throughout the world, while France assumed leadership roles at various venues including the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and an opera company in Omaha, Nebraska. After eighteen years, France abruptly walked out of the marriage. McNair was devastated. “I was dragged to divorce court . . kicking and screaming. That night, I cried so hard I hit the silent scream,” says McNair. For years, McNair was lauded throughout the world for her mastery of classical music as she sang operas and performed with symphonies.

Perhaps as a result of her quick wit, she is in demand as a public speaker around the state of Indiana. Although Barker has a lifetime appointment to the bench, the law is not her entire life. She is also a wife, mother, and grandmother; she’s a daughter, sister, aunt, and friend—all roles she holds dear. The Barkers have three grown children and two grandchildren. The only other lawyer in the family, her husband, has retired. “I couldn’t have done what I have in my life and career without the support of Ken,” Barker says.

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