Arvonne Fraser

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Arvonne Fraser
Arvonne S. Skelton

(1925-09-01) September 1, 1925 (age 94)
DiedAugust 7, 2018(2018-08-07) (aged 92)
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
OccupationUS Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Known forWomen's rights activist
Spouse(s)Perry Morgan (m. 1946)
Donald M. Fraser (1950–2018; his death)
ChildrenSix (and seven grandchildren)
Parent(s)Orland Delbert and Phyllis Du Frene Skelton

Arvonne S. Fraser (September 1, 1925 – August 7, 2018),[1] was an American activist and educator. She was the Senior Fellow Emerita at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota and from 1993-1994 was the US Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.[2] From 1980 to 1993, she was First Lady of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Fraser died on August 7, 2018 at a family retreat home near the St. Croix River in Hudson, Wisconsin at the age of 92.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fraser, Arvonne S." Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  2. Contributing, Editor (2009), "Fraser, Arvonne", in Forsythe, David P. (ed.), Encyclopedia of human rights, 2, Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 266–269, ISBN 9780195334029 Online version, subscription required.
  3. "Arvonne Fraser, who blazed her own trail as women's rights advocate, dies at 92". Star Tribune. August 7, 2018.