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League of Women Voters
Politician members in North Carolina

  Margaret Culkin Banning (1891-1982) — also known as Margaret Frances Culkin — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Tryon, Polk County, N.C. Born in Buffalo, Wright County, Minn., March 18, 1891. Republican. Novelist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924 (alternate), 1936. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters. Elected to Duluth Hall of Fame. Died in Tryon, Polk County, N.C., January 4, 1982 (age 90 years, 292 days). Interment at Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Edgar Culkin and Hannah Alice (Young) Culkin; married, October 9, 1914, to Archibald Tanner Banning, Jr.; married 1942 to Leroy Salsich; niece of Francis Dugan Culkin.
  Political family: Culkin family of Oswego, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Margaret Culkin Banning: The Splendid Torments : A Novel (1976) — Such Interesting People (1979) — The Will of Magda Townsend (1974) — Spellbinders (1922) — Echo Answers (1960) — Country Club People (1923) — The First Woman (1935) — Half Loaves (1921) — Women for Defense (1942) — The Clever Sister (1947) — Conduct Yourself Accordingly (1944) — The Convert (1957) — The Dowry (1955) — Enough to Live On (1940) — Fallen Away (1951) — Festival at the Lakehead (1965) — Give us our years (1950) — A Handmaid of the Lord (1924) — I took my love to the country (1966) — The Iron Will (1936) — Mesabi (1969) — Mixed Marriage (1930) — Money of Her Own (1928) — Out In Society (1940) — The Quality of Mercy : A Novel (1963) — You haven't changed (1937)
  Isabella Walton Cannon (1904-2002) — also known as Isabella W. Cannon; Isabella McLean Bett Walton; "Little Old Lady in Tennis Shoes" — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, May 12, 1904. School teacher; mayor of Raleigh, N.C., 1977-79; defeated, 1979. Female. United Church of Christ. Member, League of Women Voters. Died, in Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., February 13, 2002 (age 97 years, 277 days). Interment at St. Mark's Cemetery, Claremont, N.C.
  Mary Owen Graham — also known as Mary O. Graham — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. Democrat. School teacher; member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 1920. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; League of Women Voters. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Archibald Graham and Eliza Owen (Barry) Graham.
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