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Anna Johnson Gates
Anna Johnson Gates

On November 7, 1922, Anna Johnson Gates became the first woman elected to the West Virginia legislature.

Learn more:
"Normalcy Sick, Mrs. Gates Will Run for House"
"Lion's Club is Addressed by Mrs. Tom Gates"
"Mrs. Tom Gates Dies in Hospital"
1922 Democratic ticket

November 7: 8 Counties declared disaster area

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