Famous Members

Extraordinary women who've made an impact

  • Shirley Temple Black

    Shirley Temple Black

    The Junior League of Palo Alto

    Child actress; delegate to the United Nations; U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and the Czech and Slovak Republics
  • Barbara Bush

    Barbara Bush

    The Junior League of Houston

    First Lady; literacy activist
  • Laura Bush

    Laura Bush

    The Junior League of Austin

    First Lady; literacy activist
  • Julia Child

    Julia McWilliams Child

    The Junior League of Pasadena

    Chef; author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking
  • Sarah Palfrey Cook Danzig

    Sarah Palfrey Cooke Danzig

    The Junior League of the City of New York

    Professional tennis player; two-time Wimbledon champion
  • Betty Ford

    Betty Ford

    The Junior League of Grand Rapids

    First Lady; substance abuse prevention activist
  • Margaret Hamilton

    Margaret Hamilton

    The Junior League of Cleveland

    Actress, children's and animal welfare advocate; "The Wicked Witch of the West"

    began her professional career in children's theatre as a Junior League member.

  • Mary Harriman

    Mary Harriman

    The Junior League of the City of New York

    Founder of The Junior League in 1901; first defender of consumer rights as Chair of the Consumers' Advisory Board of the National Resource Administration in President Franklin Roosevelt's Administration, 1933
  • Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn

    The Junior League of Hartford

    Actress; women's issues activist

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

  • Judy Biggert

    Judy Biggert

    The Junior League of Chicago

    Served 1998-2013
  • Frances Payne Bolton

    Frances Payne Bolton

    The Junior League of Cleveland

    Served 1940-1969
  • Susan Brooks

    Susan Brooks

    The Junior League of Indianapolis

    Served 2013-present
  • Jennifer Dunn

    Jennifer Dunn

    The Junior League of Seattle

    Served 1993-2005
  • Anna Eshoo

    Anna Eshoo

    The Junior League of Palo Alto

    Served 1993-present
  • Mary E. Pruett Farrington

    Mary E. Pruett Farrington

    The Junior League of Honolulu

    Served 1954-1957
  • Tillie Fowler

    Tillie Fowler

    The Junior League of Jacksonville, Florida

    Served 1993-2001
  • Isabella Selmes Greenway

    Isabella Selmes Greenway

    The Junior League of the City of New York

    Served 1934-1937
  • Carolyn Maloney

    Carolyn Maloney

    The Junior League of the City of New York

    Served 1993-present
  • Lynn Martin

    Lynn Martin

    The Junior League of Rockford, Illinois

    Served 1981-1985; U.S. Secretary of Labor 1991-1993
  • Doris Matsui

    Doris Matsui

    The Junior League of Sacramento

    Served 2005-present
  • Ruth Baker Pratt

    Ruth Sears Baker Pratt

    The Junior League of the City of New York

    Served 1929-1933; first woman to represent New York in the U.S. Congress

U.S. Senate

  • Kay Hagan

    Kay Hagan

    The Junior League of Greensboro

    Served 2009-present
  • Margaret Chase Smith

    Margaret Chase Smith

    The Junior League of Bangor, Maine

    First woman elected to both the House of Representatives and the Senate

    Served in the House from 1940 to 1949; served in the Senate from 1949 to 1973

Canadian Parliament Members

  • Bird

    Florence Bird

    The Junior League of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Served 1978-1983
  • Bobbie Sparrow

    Bobbie Sparrow

    The Junior League of Calgary, Alberta

    Served 1984-1988