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Jill Ker Conway OA (9 October 1934 – 1 June 2018) was an Australian-American author. She was born in Hillston, New South Wales.

Conway was known for her autobiographies, in particular her first memoir, The Road from Coorain. She was also Smith College's first female president, from 1975 to 1985, and served as a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2004 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project. In 2013, she received a 2012 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.

Conway died on 1 June 2018 at her home in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 83.

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