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Law passed allowing women to serve as town clerks, trustees of public libraries, superintendents of schools, and notaries public.

1906
First woman appointed to Board of Visitors to State Institutions.

1907
Vermont Equal Suffrage Association organized.

1910
Addie (Laird) Card, 10-year-old Pownal mill worker photographed by Lewis Hines, becomes a “poster child” for those working against child labor.

1912
Lucy Daniels launches no taxation without suffrage campaign in Grafton.

1917
Tax-paying women obtain right to vote in municipal elections.

1919
Legislature ratifies 19th Amendment and Gov. Clement vetoes bill.

1920
Gov. Percival Clement refuses to call special session of the Vermont Legislature to ratify Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution granting full suffrage to women. Edna Beard is first woman elected to Vermont Legislature. Formation of Vermont League of Women Voters.

1921 
Establishment of first women's prison, Riverside Women's Reformatory. Dorothy Canfield Fisher is first woman elected to Vermont State Board of Education.

1922
Edna Beard is first woman elected to Vermont Senate.

1924
US Abenaki women eligible to vote in Vermont elections.

1927
Nellie Cox Laird represents Montpelier. First woman to be elected to the legislature from a large town in Vermont. Appointment of 1st female factory inspector in Vermont.

1929
Consuelo Northrop Bailey is first woman to try a murder case in Vermont.

1931
Helen Hartness Flanders, folklorist, publishes Vermont Folk-Songs and Ballads.

1932
Bennington College for Women opens.

1933
Consuelo Northrop Bailey is the first woman admitted to practice law before the US Supreme Court.

1936
Vermont branch of OWLS (Order of Women Legislators) formed.

1942 
Law passed making women eligible for jury duty. Amolina Elias of St. Albans is first woman to graduate from machine shop course in Production Training Program at Bellows Free Academy.

1949
Helen Burbank appointed first woman Secretary of State in Vermont.