Time Period: 1940 to Today
Woman of many firsts, including first elected female Lieutenant Governor in the U.S. (1956); first Vermont woman admitted to to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court (1933); first woman State's Attorney in Vermont; and first woman to try (and win) a murder case in Vermont (1929). Elected Vice-Chairman of the Republican State Committee (1934) and Republican National Committeewoman for Vermont (1935), an office which she held for 37 years.
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