Hanly, Rebecca S. “Emma Guy Cromwell and Mary Elliott Flanery: Pioneers for Women in Kentucky Politics.” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 99 (July 2001): 287-301.

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Author(s)/Editor(s): Rebecca S. Hanly        

Article Title: Emma Guy Cromwell and Mary Elliott Flanery: Pioneers for Women in Kentucky Politics            

Journal: The Register of the Kentucky HIstorical Society

Issue No.: 99

 

Pages:  287-301

Date of Publication: Summer 2001

Annotation: This article details the lives of Emma Guy Cromwell and Mary Elliott Flanery, both women involved in politics and supporters of woman suffrage, and both were firsts in holding public office in Kentucky. Flanery was a resident of Catlettsburg, Kentucky and was the first woman elected to the Kentucky legislature. Cromwell was a native of Simpson County who was appointed as state librarian in 1896 and was later elected Secretary of State in 1923. Hanly emphasizes the role of club work and these women's ability to network across the state in many different communities -- constantly fighting biases against women in politics -- in order to be successful in their political careers.

Type of Source: Secondary Source