Phyllis Stewart Schlafly was a movement conservative, lawyer, and author. She held conservative social and political views, opposed feminism and abortion, and successfully campaigned against ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Her book, A Choice Not an Echo, a polemic against Republican leader Nelson Rockefeller, sold more than three million copies. Schlafly co-authored books on national defense and was critical of arms control agreements with the Soviet Union. In 1972, Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum, a conservative political interest group, and remained its chair and CEO until her death in 2016 while staying active in conservative causes.
|Born:||Phyllis McAlpin Stewart, August 15, 1924, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|Died:||September 5, 2016, Ladue, Missouri, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Calvary Cemetery|
|Education:||Washington University (BA, JD), Radcliffe College (MA)|
|Children:||6, including Andrew|
|Relatives:||Thomas Schlafly (nephew), Suzanne Venker (niece)|
|IMDb:||Phyllis Schlafly’s IMDb|
About Phyllis Schlafly
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.
She graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently received a graduate degree in government from Radcliffe College.
She lost a 1952 Illinois congressional campaign to liberal politician Charles Melvin Price.
She married John Fred Schlafy, Jr. in 1949; together, they had four sons and two daughters.
Despite her conservative views, she strongly opposed Richard Nixon‘s bid for the American presidency.
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- 1964 (film) – 1964 is a documentary film produced by Insignia Films for the American Experience series about political, social and cultural events in the United States for the calendar year 1964. It is based partly on Jon Margolis book The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964.
- Mrs. America , a TV miniseries based on Schlafly and her role on the Equal Rights Amendment; Schlafly is played by Cate Blanchett .
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