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SENECA FALLS, N.Y., Oct 8, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- The National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y., inducted Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and nine others Saturday.
Inductees were selected by a national panel of judges for their outstanding contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, humanities, philanthropy and science.
Also inducted were: Betty Bumpers, former first lady of Arkansas as well as health and peace advocate; Dr. Rita Rossi Colwell, the first woman and first biologist to head the National Science Foundation; and Maya Y. Lin, architectural designer the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and other commemorative installations.
Six historically distinguished women were honored posthumously: Florence Ellinwood Allen, Ruth Fulton Benedict, Mother Marianne Cope, Patricia Locke, Blanche Stuart Scott and Mary Burnett Talbert.
Opening remarks for the weekend were delivered by inductee Dr. Antonia C. Novello, former U.S. surgeon general and current New York state commissioner of health.
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