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Since 1970, Josie Heath has made Colorado history as a community activist, educator, and political contender who is committed to improving the quality of life of Colorado citizens. As director of the Women’s Center at Red Rocks Community College, Heath ...

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As a distinguished Colorado State Representative, Wilma J. Webb served six terms in the Colorado House of Representatives and among her accomplishments was the introducing and passing of bills to establish Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Long-Term Home H...

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Although active in Denver area volunteer, humanitarian, and cultural activities for many years, Ruth Stockton waited until her daughter left for college to run for political office and became a powerful legislator and a champion for low-income and less fo...

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A child of Jewish parents, Golda was born in Kiev, Russia. The family migrated to America when Meir was nine. Determined to get an education, Meir ran away from her parents’ home in Milwaukee to live with her sister in a Jewish neighborhood in Denver, w...

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Mamie Geneva Doud was born with a rheumatic heart, and her older sister had asthma. In an effort to improve the girls’ health, their father moved the family from Iowa and eventually settled in Denver in 1905. In 1915 she met then-Second Lieutenant Dwigh...

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Eudochia Bell Smith was successful in three careers in a lifetime that spanned ninety years. In each of these careers—as a newspaper editor, a Colorado legislator, and director of a federal agency—she was always involved in public affairs. After movin...

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Josephine Aspinwall Roche was the first policewoman in Colorado, the first woman to run a major coal company, and the second woman to serve in a presidential cabinet. By 1927 she had become a leading progressive liberal and labor advocate in Colorado. Whe...

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As a court reporter in 1946, Vivien Spitz was recruited to go to Nuremberg, Germany, to report verbatim proceedings at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. She was assigned to the first Subsequent Proceedings trial, the medical case of 20 Nazi doctors and thr...

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Helen Ring Robinson was the first woman elected to the Colorado State Senate (1912) and the second woman elected to any state senate in the nation. As an active Progressive, she got passed a women’s minimum wage bill (later overruled), advocated for wom...

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Elizabeth (Betty) Eyre was born in Connecticut. After performing on Broadway and in a silent film, and marching in New York as a suffragette, Pellet moved to Colorado with her husband. They operated mines in Rico, where she overcame an entrenched power st...

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In 1968, Sandra I. Rothenberg applied for a position as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover advised her “that our Special Agent position must be limited to males,” because of the “strenuous physic...

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