Ava Helen Pauling

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Birthday
24, 1903
Birthplace
Beavercreek, OR
Death Date
Dec 7, 1981 (77)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1903
Birthplace
Beavercreek, OR
Death Date
Dec 7, 1981 (77)

About

Linus Pauling's wife who, throughout her life, was involved in various social movements including women's rights, racial equality, and the end of nuclear proliferation.

Before Fame

She was influenced by the socialist views of her mother, and through conversations with a friend of the family who was a judge.

Trivia

She interested Linus Pauling in the cause of nuclear disarmament, which directly led to him winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962 for his work on the Partial Test Ban Treaty.

Family Life

She had four children with her husband and fellow activist Linus Pauling.

Associated With

She pushed John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khruschev to sign a treaty banning the testing of nuclear weapons.