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Emily G. Balch (1946)


Emily G. Balch was an American economist and sociologist. She taught at Wellesley College until her dismissal (1918) for opposing U.S. involvement in World War I. She was the co-founder of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, with Jane Addams, and served as its international secretary from 1919 to 1922.

Fun Fact: Emily Balch shared the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize with John R. Mott.

From the Columbia Encyclopedia.

Next: Mairead Corrigan (1976)

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