Category: Government & Politics

Hannah Rosenthal

Hannah Rosenthal

Jewish activist Hannah Rosenthal served as a U.S. special envoy to work against anti-Semitism.
Vel Phillips

Vel Phillips

Vel Phillips achieved many firsts, including first woman and first African American to be elected to the statewide office of secretary of state.
Mee Moua

Mee Moua

Mee Moua was the first Hmong American to be elected to a state legislature in the U.S.
Kathryn Morrison

Kathryn Morrison

Kathryn "Kate" Morrison was the first woman elected to the Wisconsin State Senate.
Gwen Moore

Gwen Moore

Gwen Moore was the first African American from the state of Wisconsin to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Golda Meir

Golda Meir

Golda Meir was a teacher and organizer in Milwaukee before becoming Israel's first female prime minister in 1969.
Barbara Lawton

Barbara Lawton

Barbara Lawton, forty-third lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, was the first woman to be elected to that position.
Belle Case La Follette

Belle Case La Follette

Belle Case La Follette was the first woman to graduate from law school in Wisconsin and an outspoken advocate for women's right to vote.
Jessie Jack Hooper

Jessie Jack Hooper

Jessie Jack Hooper, a suffragist, was president of the Wisconsin League of Women Voters and also ran for the U.S. Senate in 1922.
Ada James

Ada James

Ada James was a Wisconsin suffragist leader who worked for women’s rights and other reforms in the early 20th century.