Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas
A color photograph of Marjory Stoneman Douglas late in her life. She is shown in profile, seated, with a cat on her lap. She is white-haired tanned and wrinkled. She wears a lapelled jacket and low-brimmed straw hat. She and the cat gaze at each other lovingly.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Born(1890-04-07)April 7, 1890
DiedMay 14, 1998(1998-05-14) (aged 108)
Known forEverglades conservation advocacy

Marjory Stoneman Douglas (April 7, 1890 – May 14, 1998) was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist. She was known for her strong support for defending the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development.

Douglas died at the age of 108 in Miami, Florida of natural causes on May 14, 1998. Upon her death, an obituary in The Independent in London stated, "In the history of the American environmental movement, there have been few more remarkable figures than Marjory Stoneman Douglas."[1]

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  1. Cornwell, Rupert (May 25, 1998). "Obituary: Marjory Stoneman Douglas." The Independent (London); p. 16.

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