Edith Starrett Green (2006 Distinguished Lifetime Award)

After attending university at Willamette and University of Oregon, Green taught school in Salem for eleven years, did radio work, and worked for the Oregon Education Association. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954, where she served for nine terms. Green also served as a congressional delegate to NATO, a delegate to the UNESCO General Conference, and a member of the Presidential Commission on The Status of Women. As chair of the House Education Committee, she worked for equality in education and authored the legislation that led to Title IX, granting equality to women in sports.