WOMEN: Three Ladies

In the fortunes of election, three women came safely out of the ballot box. All three were Democrats. Two of them were elected to be Governesses of States—the first time women have been chosen for such posts in this country.

In Wyoming. Mrs. Nellie T. Ross was elected to fill the unexpired term of her husband, the late Governor. Wyoming has had woman suffrage since 1869, since before the day when it became a State.

In Texas. Mrs. Miriam A. Ferguson was elected Governor. Her husband, ex-Governor, impeached and removed from office several...

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