Women State Legislators In North Dakota Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157177531

Published: September 28th 2010

Paperback

30 pages


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Women State Legislators In North Dakota  by  Books LLC

Women State Legislators In North Dakota by Books LLC
September 28th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 30 pages | ISBN: 9781157177531 | 5.51 Mb

Chapters: Minnie D. Craig, Carolyn Nelson, Brynhild Haugland, Pam Gulleson, Rosemarie Myrdal, Joan Heckaman, Mary Ekstrom, Lisa Wolf, Donna Nalewaja. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 28. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trialMoreChapters: Minnie D. Craig, Carolyn Nelson, Brynhild Haugland, Pam Gulleson, Rosemarie Myrdal, Joan Heckaman, Mary Ekstrom, Lisa Wolf, Donna Nalewaja. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 28. Not illustrated. Free updates online.

Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Minnie D. Craig (nee Davenport, 1883-1966) was an American legislator, notable as the first female speaker of a state House of Representatives in the United States. Born in Phillips, Maine on November 4, 1883 to Marshall and Aura (Prescott) Davenport, Minnie Davenport was a bright student. After graduating from the Farmington State Normal School she attended the New England Conservatory of Music and became a school teacher.

She married Edward Craig in July, 1908, and they moved from Maine to Esmond, North Dakota where Edward was president of a bank. Both Craig and her husband became involved in the Nonpartisan League, and in 1923, just three years after women won the right to vote, she was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives. She became known by the affectionate nickname, Min, but also had a reputation as a serious and meticulous legislator. A 1927 report noted, Craig served six consecutive sessions in the State legislature.

During this time she also held the position of state president of the Non-Partisan League, and was a Republican National Committee woman from 1928 to 1932. In addition to forging her own political career, Craig encouraged other women to become politically active: On January 3, 1933, she made history when she was elected Speaker of the House, the first time a woman had led a legislative body in the USA (in a permanent capacity).

However, the session proved challenging for Craig. The House assembled in a temporary auditorium as the State Capitol had been consumed by fire. In addition, North Dakota was suffering from an agricul...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1270616



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