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Marguerite Rawalt

"[On Richard M. Nixon:] The Republican nominee would be far worse than another Eisenhower -- he is Tricky Dicky of the first magnitude. His entire record is one of opportunism. I cannot feel that there is the remotest sincerity in him, and that clearly he would be the tool of the highest bidder, which is always 'big business.'"

Marguerite Rawalt, 1960, in Judith Paterson, Be Somebody: A Biography of Marguerite Rawalt (1986)

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"The world needs scientists, engineers -- and if a brain is qualified to do such work, it should be encouraged, not smothered because it is a female brain."

Marguerite Rawalt, in Judith Paterson, Be Somebody: A Biography of Marguerite Rawalt (1986)

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"It is too disgusting to contemplate that a handful of men keep millions of women from being constitutional citizens of this land."

Marguerite Rawalt, on the ERA, in Judith Paterson, Be Somebody: A Biography of Marguerite Rawalt (1986)

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"It was a national disgrace to lose the ERA, but of course we will start, and have done so, all over again. ... There is no deadline for equality in our society."

Marguerite Rawalt, in Judith Paterson, Be Somebody: A Biography of Marguerite Rawalt (1986)

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Marguerite Rawalt, U.S. lawyer, writer, women's rights activist
(1895 - 1989)