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Raymond New Hampshire Businesswoman, Teacher, First Woman Legislative Committee Chairman: Emma Louise (Tucker) Bartlett (1859-1933)

Emma Louise (Tucker) Bartlett, according to NH legislative historian Leon Anderson‘s 1971 booklet, New Hampshire Women Legislators, was “of Raymond, 63-year-old operator of an insurance business and mother of four [and a Democrat]” was one of the three women in … 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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Illustrator, Lecturer, Social Worker, New Hampshire Politician: Effie Brown (Earll) Slingerland Yantis (1869-1950)

In 1922, Effie E. Yantis is quoted as saying: “I happen to know two girls who both made failures of their first lemon pies. One said, “I will never make another lemon pie;” the other, “I shall never give up … Continue reading

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Concord New Hampshire’s State House – Celebrating 199 Years

Prior to the American Revolution, Portsmouth was the undoubted “capital” of New Hampshire. In 1778 New Hampshire's first Constitutional Convention … Continue reading

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Concord, New Hampshire Reporter, Columnist, Civic Leader and Legislative Historian: Leon William Anderson (1902-1983)

Leon W. “Andy” Anderson came from humble, blue collar beginnings, but his personal drive to understand the meaning behind political events, led him to become a noted New Hampshire historian.  I was first introduced to his name, when I browsed … Continue reading

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