Sheri O'Dell


Age: 62

Summary: women's rights activist and action vice president for the National Organization for Women who in 1989 organized what was then the largest abortion rights demonstration ever staged in Washington, D.C. but who helped to lead NOW's opposition to Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork and was among the 35,000 women who attended the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women in China in 1995.

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Born: February 16, 1943

Died: September 25, 2005

Takoma Park, Maryland