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Hattie Hooker Wilkins

1875 - 1949

In 1922, Hattie Hooker Wilkins became the first women elected to the Alabama State Legislature. Wilkins had campaigned for women’s suffrage. In 1910, she helped found the Selma Equal Suffrage Association and served as an officer of the group. She also helped organize Alabama’s League of Women Voters after ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and served in an officer position for the League. Retiring from the State House of Representatives after only one term, Wilkins was well respected for her work on education and healthcare reform during her tenure.

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