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Vera Gilbride Davis

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First woman to serve as Secretary of the Senate in 1941.

Became first woman elected to the Senate in 1946 and first woman to be elected President Pro Tempore of the Senate in 1949.

Was elected to the House of Representatives and to the post of Majority Leader in 1952.

Became first woman elected to a statewide office, Treasurer, in 1956.

Vera Gilbride Davis

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