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New Hampshire’s Tradition of Leadership: The Women’s Delegation

New Hampshire was called “First in the Nation” for many years when our national primary elections truly happened first. Some say that tradition lives on. But in current day politics where several states allow you to pre-vote and caucus events … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Political Heroines, Suffragists, Elected Women and Record Breakers

  Being that November 8, 2016 is a momentous day for New Hampshire (and the United States), I want to highlight some of the heroic women who paved the way for us. Here is a recap of important stories of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Woman County Commissioner: Keene New Hampshire’s Grace A. Richardson (1873-1947)

According to Leon Anderson, New Hampshire legislative historian, “Grace A. Richardson of Keene “agent” for that city’s Bureau of Public Service ( a private charitable society) became New Hampshire’s first woman County Commissioner in the 1922 election. She was re-elected … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Early Elections: Bloody Noses, Riot and Corruption

Each time the presidential primary rolls around, some people become excessively focused on preventing potential vote cheating (which happens to be an exceptionally rare event here despite the hype). We like to think of New Hampshire as always putting the … Continue reading

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Portsmouth New Hampshire’s First Woman Legislator, Child Welfare Advocate, and Civic Leader: Gertrude Iola (Moran) Caldwell 1881-1964

The December 31, 1922 edition of the Boston Herald, page 41 touted this headline: THREE WOMEN GO INTO N.H. LEGISLATURE WITH HIGH HOPES. Beneath were photographs of Mrs. Effie E. Yantis, Mrs. Gertrude M. Caldwell, and Mrs. Emma L. Bartlett.They … Continue reading

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