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Juliette Low born in Savannah, Georgia

Juliette Gordon Low, detail
10/31/1860
Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon was born to a wealthy family in Savannah, Georgia.  Her father served as a Confederate Army officer and after the war she spent a few years in Chicago with her maternal grandparents as the family fortune was rebuilt.  She married a cotton manufacturer but, after she was widowed in 1905, met and befriended Robert Baden Powell and his sister.  After a time in England, she returned to the U.S. to found in 1915 the American version of their institution, the Girl Scouts.  She died in January, 1927.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Susan Bivin Aller, Juliette Low (Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Company, 2007), 6-8. 

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