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MARIA "CONCHA" CONCEPCION ORTIZ y PINO de KLEVEN (1910-2006)
"Concha" was a rancher and the first female Majority Whip of a state legislature in the nation. She helped implement legislation for women's rights, the handicapped, and bilingual education and also championed the arts and Hispanic culture. She served on sixty local and national boards helping to improve the lives of others. Vista Magazine honored her as "Latina of the Century" in 1999.