Mercedes M. Randall


Mercedes Moritz Randall born Guatemala City September 11, 1895 (d. 1977). Peace historian and leader of WILPF; wrote first American account of Holocaust 1942; organized nomination of Emily Balch for Nobel Prize 1946; wrote her biography.


"[A] band of women. . . attempted to do what had never been done before by women acting together as women: to enter into international political activity, bringing forth a new spirit, a new approach, generating a new reconstructive force in the world. . . to think internationally." (Improper Bostonian, p. 7, 1964; photo Rootsweb)