Ernesta Drinker Ballard


Age: 85

Summary: horticulturist and founding member of the National Organization of Women who helped to build the Philadelphia Flower Show into a world-class event, and who was also a founding member of the National Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League and chairwoman of NARAL from 1989 to 1991.

Cause of Death: After a stroke

Born: May 13, 1920

Died: August 11, 2005

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania