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Re: Wheeler, Marjorie Spruill, ed. One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement. Troutdale, OR: NewSagePress, 1995.

Historical Note:
March 21, 2017

Nevada's Legislature just now, last few days, approved the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution

Wheeler, Marjorie Spruill, ed. One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement. Troutdale, OR: NewSagePress, 1995.

Author(s)/Editor(s): Marjorie Spruill Wheeler       

Title: One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement           

Publisher: NewSage Press

Date of Publication: 1995

List of Firsts: Kentucky women in politics

Just for fun, here's a start to a list of "first" Kentucky women in politics. Please reply to add in your own:

1874. Mildred Summers Lucas of Owensboro became the first woman elected to a political office in Kentucky when she won in a special election in Daviess County for jailer. Her win was later revoked by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

Mildred S. Lucas elected as jailer of Daviess County

Mildred Summers Lucas of Owensboro has an interesting story - and though we're not sure how she herself felt about woman suffrage, it's worth sharing as part of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project. Lucas was certainly the victim of misogynist sentiment against Kentucky women's full citizenship. She was born in Fairfax County, Va., to Wm. F. and Mariana (Johnson) Summers, and she married W.J. Lucas on October 4, 1865. She and W.J. Lucas had six childen: Thomas M., A. Blanch, G. Summers, Forrest F., Eegina B. and Anna B.

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