17. Edith Sampson
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What word would you use to describe Edith Spurlock Sampson: inspiring, focused, pioneering, or something else?
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On August 24, 1950, Edith Sampson was appointed to be the United States delegate to the United Nations by US President Harry Truman. Prior to serving as a delegate, Sampson was a lawyer and judge, including being appointed to Assistant State Attorney in Cook County, Illinois. Sampson was also tasked with researching, analyzing, and discussing civil rights issues in the United States with foreign leaders as a part of a 1949 “Round-the-World Town Meeting” fact-finding mission.