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Gubernatorial honors

Here’s a photo from the May 12 1922 edition of the Toronto Daily Star featuring the first woman ever to run for governor of Kansas on the Republican ticket.

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I have no idea whether she captured the Republican nomination, but I do know two things:

  • Jonathan M. Davis, a Democrat, was elected to the office in the 1922 election.
  • Mrs. Mowry did not have long to live: she passed away in August 1923 at the age of 65. (This article mentions that Miss Helen Pettigrew also competed for the Republican nomination; presumably, she was the second woman ever to compete for it.)

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