WOMEN: A Breakthrough in Politics

"This was the year of the breakthrough for women," declared Frances T. ("Sissy") Farenthold, chairman of the National Women's Political Caucus. In addition to the Democratic triumph of Governor-elect Ella Grasso of Connecticut, Democrat Janet Gray Hayes, 47, of San Jose, Calif., became the first woman mayor of a U.S. city of more than 500,000, and Democrat Susie Sharp, 67, of North Carolina, the first woman chief justice of a state supreme court. For the first time, New York chose a woman, Democrat Mary Anne Krupsak, 42, as Lieutenant Governor, and Californians...

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