Gray, Nellie Jane

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Gray, Nellie Jane Gender: F
born on 25 June 1924 at 03:20 (= 03:20 AM )
Place Big Spring, Texas, 32n15, 101w29
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°31' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°19 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 26°57'


American pro-life activist who founded the annual March for Life in 1974, following the Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, which decriminalized abortion the previous year.

A Roman Catholic convert, she enlisted on 27 June 1944 at Camp Bennett, Texas and served as a corporal in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. She later earned a bachelor's degree in business and a master's in economics from Georgetown University Law School. She was an employee of the federal government for 28 years, working in the Departments of State and Labor, while attending Georgetown University Law School. She found herself practising law before the U.S. Supreme Court. After Roe v. Wade, she retired from professional life and became a pro-life activist, beginning with the March for Life.

She died in August 2012 at age 88; her body was discovered at her home in Washington, D.C. on 13 August 2012.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. No first name given but her obituary states "Beloved daughter of the late Edward and Marie Hofmann Gray" [1] and these are the names of the parents on the certificate. Wikipedia has 24 June apparently in error.


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Roman Catholic)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WAC corporal)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Pro-life activist)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee