Phyllis Schlafly

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Birthday
15, 1924
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Sep 5, 2016 (92)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1924
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Sep 5, 2016 (92)

About

Attorney and conservative columnist and author who became known for her anti-feminist views and her vocal opposition to the women's Equal Rights Amendment of the 1970s. In 1972, she founded a conservative organization called the Eagle Forum.

Before Fame

She graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently received a graduate degree in government from Radcliffe College.

Trivia

She lost a 1952 Illinois congressional campaign to liberal politician Charles Melvin Price.

Family Life

She married John Fred Schlafy, Jr. in 1949; together, they had four sons and two daughters.

Associated With

Despite her conservative views, she strongly opposed Richard Nixon's bid for the American presidency.