Tag: Secretary of State

Image description: A black-and-white photo of Glenn Wise sitting at a desk.

Glenn Wise

Glenn Wise became the first woman to hold a statewide public office in Wisconsin when she was appointed secretary of state in 1955.
Image description: A black-and-white headshot of Vel Phillips resting her head on her folded hands.

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.