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Elizabeth (Betty) Athanasakos


Elizabeth (Betty) Athanasakos—(?)—She was appointed by President Nixon to the Task Force on Women’s Rights and Responsibilities in 1969, and chaired the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on the Rights and Responsibilities of Women for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1972 to 1976. In 1978 she served on the U. S. Delegation to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission. (Featured on the AFGW special collections website)