WOMEN IN THE BACKROUND OF HISTORY

 

 

 

 

 

HELEN HAMILTON GARDENER

 

 

 

 

First woman who became a public servant in the US

 

 

 

Helen Hamilton Gardener (January 21, 18531–July 26, 1925), born Alice Chenoweth in Winchester, Virginia, United States, was a public servant and suffragist who published several articles and books between 1885 and 1900 under the pseudonym Helen Hamilton. Gardener, who she would later legally adopt.

Gardener settled in Washington, D.C. in 1907, when she joined the suffrage cause. In 1913, she was appointed to the Congressional Committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, becoming, six years later, its vice president; She was elected as one of NAWSA’s vice presidents as chief liaison under the Woodrow Wilson administration, in 1917. In 1920, Wilson appointed her to the United States Civil Service Commission, the first woman to hold such a position. a senior federal official.

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Hamilton_Gardener

Image from May Wright Sewall