|Anne Nicol Gaylor Quick Info
||5 ft 4 in
|Date of Birth
||November 25, 1926
||June 14, 2015
Anne Nicol Gaylor was an American atheist and reproductive rights advocate who co-founded the Freedom from Religion Foundation and was a receiver of the Humanist Heroine Award from the “American Humanist Association” in 1985.
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Anne Nicol Gaylor was born on November 25, 1926.
Anne Nicol Gaylor died on June 14, 2015, at the age of 88, in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, United States.
Tomah, Wisconsin, United States
Anne completed high school at the age of 16. Later, she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison graduating from there with an English degree in May 1949.
Reproductive Rights Advocate
- Father – Jason Theodore
- Mother – Lucy Edna (née Sowle) Nicol
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
51 kg or 112.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Anne had been romantically linked to –
Paul Joseph Gaylor (1949-2011) – Anne married her husband sometime after graduating from university in 1949, with whom she had children – Andy, Annie Laurie, Ian, and Jamie. The couple remained married until his death in 2011, as a result of brain cancer. Anne’s daughter Annie Laurie continues her mother’s legacy as she is also an atheist, secular, and women’s rights activist, and the co-president of – the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Race / Ethnicity
- Her slender physical frame
Anne Nicol Gaylor Facts
She was just two years old when her mother passed away.
In her father’s youth, he would attend the Church of Christ but later grew a disdain for religion.
Anne was the first person to begin a private employment agency in Madison, Wisconsin, which she went on to sell in 1966 and went on to work as the editor of the Middleton Times-Tribune.
She founded the Freedom From Religion Foundation in 1976.
One of her earliest times advocating for legalized abortion was in 1967 while writing a column for the Middleton Times-Tribune. After that, she went on to become part of the Association for the Study of Abortion, the Wisconsin Committee to Legalize Abortion, and Zero Population Growth.
After her husband died in 2011, she moved to a retirement home outside of Madison, Wisconsin.
Anne’s death was a direct result of her falling at her home on May 30, 2015, due to which she fractured her skull and had to be hospitalized.
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