This Day in Oklahoma History

04 March

Alice Mary Robertson

Alice Mary Robertson (January 2, 1854 – July 1, 1931) was an American educator, social worker, government official, and politician who became the second woman to serve in the United States Congress, and the first from the state of Oklahoma. Robertson was also the first woman to defeat an incumbent congressman. She was known for her strong personality, commitment to Native American issues, and an anti-feminist stance. Until the election of Mary Fallin in 2006, she was the only female member of Congress to serve the state of Oklahoma. She served in Congress from March 4, 1921 to March 3, 1923. More...

Friday, March 04, 1921

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