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News Posted on June 25, 2009

New NOW President O'Neill Has King Hall Ties

The newly elected president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest grassroots feminist organization in the country, is a former acting professor with UC Davis School of Law.  Terry O'Neill, who served as NOW's membership vice president from 2001 to 2005 and who was named as the organization's new president June 20, taught at King Hall during the 1988-89 academic year.

O'Neill, who has also taught at Tulane Law School, served a clerkship at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago before practicing law in New Orleans. Currently, she is chief of staff to a Montgomery County (Md.) councilmember whose successes include a transgender equality law and Maryland's first Family Justice Center for survivors of domestic violence.