We believe The Baltimore Sun should give recognition to the induction of four outstanding women into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame in Annapolis on March 18. The honorees are: Claire M. Fraser-Legett, Anne Catharine Hoof Green, Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, Bernice R. Sandler and Lillie Shockney.
Anne Catharine Green, deceased, 1775, was the first woman publisher of the oldest continuously published newspaper in America the Maryland Gazette, founded in 1727. She married Jonas Green in 1738 and moved with him to Annapolis where he bought the paper from William Parks, leased a building and set up a print shop and published the colonial government's acts, votes and proceedings of the Maryland Assembly. Jonas Green, according to the Writers Project Administration's Maryland, A Guide to the Old Line State, was the "official 'poet, printer, punster, purveyor and punch-maker' of the Tuesday Club, and contributed largely to the hilarity of its proceedings."