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Soroptimists Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Rosalyn H. Baker — also known as Roz Baker — of Lahaina, Island of Maui, Maui County, Hawaii. Democrat. Sporting goods merchant; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 1984, 1992, 1996 (alternate), 2000 (alternate); member of Hawaii state house of representatives; elected 1988; member of Hawaii state senate; appointed 1993; elected 1994, 2002. Female. Member, Rotary; Soroptimists. Still living as of 2002.
  Beverly Barbara Bistline (b. 1922) — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, August 28, 1922. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives 33rd District, 1975-76. Female. United Church of Christ. Member, Soroptimists; American Bar Association. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Daughter of Francis Marion Bistline and Anne (Glindemann) Bistline; married 1948 to Arland Robert Spaulding; granddaughter of John M. Bistline; grandniece of Joseph Bistline; cousin *** of Stephen Bistline.
  Political family: Bistline family of Pocatello, Idaho.
  Lucille E. Camp (b. 1914) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Goodland, Newton County, Ind., August 9, 1914. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1972. Female. Methodist. Member, Soroptimists. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph L. Camp and Marie (Krintz) Camp.
  Lyda Green (b. 1938) — of Anchorage, Alaska; Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Born in Livingston, Polk County, Tex., October 16, 1938. Republican. School teacher; business owner; member of Alaska state senate District N, 1995-. Female. Baptist. Member, National Rifle Association; Soroptimists. Still living as of 2001.
  Beatrice M. Judge — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Democrat. Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1967. Female. Catholic. Member, Soroptimists; Catholic Lawyers Guild; American Judicature Society. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Daughter of James P. Judge.
  Bertha Knight Landes (1868-1943) — also known as Bertha Knight — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Ware, Hampshire County, Mass., October 19, 1868. Republican. Lecturer; writer; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1926-28; defeated, 1928. Female. Congregationalist. Member, Soroptimists; League of Women Voters. First woman mayor of a large American city. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 29, 1943 (age 75 years, 41 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles Sanford Knight and Cordelia (Cutter) Knight; married, January 2, 1894, to Henry Landes.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Bertha Knight Landes: Sandra Haarsager, Bertha Knight Landes of Seattle : Big-City Mayor
  Mildred L. Lillie (1915-2002) — also known as Mildred Kluckhohn — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, January 25, 1915. Lawyer; municipal judge in California, 1947-49; superior court judge in California, 1949-58; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1958-83. Female. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Soroptimists. Died October 27, 2002 (age 87 years, 275 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ottomar A. Kluckhohn and Florence E. (Martin) Kluckhohn; married, March 18, 1947, to Cameron L. Lillie; married, August 27, 1966, to A. V. Falcone.
  Ruth G. Moon (d. 1959) — of Benewah County, Idaho. Born in Julesburg, Sedgwick County, Colo. Democrat. Idaho state treasurer, 1945-47, 1955-59; died in office 1959. Female. Congregationalist. Member, Soroptimists. Died June 20, 1959. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Clark B. Moon; mother of Marjorie Ruth Moon.
  Susan Bieke Neilson (1956-2006) — of Grosse Pointe Woods, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 27, 1956. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1991-2005; appointed 1991; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 2005-06; died in office 2006. Female. Catholic. Member, Soroptimists; Phi Beta Kappa; Catholic Lawyers Society. Died, of pulmonary failure due to myelodysplastic syndrome, in Harper Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 25, 2006 (age 49 years, 151 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ronald Bieke and Sheila Bieke.
  Gladys O'Donnell (b. 1904) — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 2, 1904. Republican. Aviation business; flight instructor; oil production; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936 (alternate), 1940, 1952, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (alternate); candidate for Presidential Elector for California. Female. Methodist. Member, Soroptimists. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to George Osmer Berry.
  Pauline H. Peterson — of Salem County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. School teacher and principal; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Salem County, 1947. Female. English and German ancestry. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; Soroptimists; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Harold A. Peterson.
  Gracie Bowers Pfost (1906-1965) — also known as Gracie Pfost; Gracie Bowers — of Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho. Born in Harrison, Boone County, Ark., March 12, 1906. Democrat. Real estate broker; Canyon County Treasurer, 1941-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 1953-63; defeated, 1950; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1962. Female. Member, Soroptimists. Died in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., August 11, 1965 (age 59 years, 152 days). Interment at Meridian Cemetery, Meridian, Idaho.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Lafayette Bowers and Lily Elizabeth (Wood) Bowers; married, August 4, 1923, to John Walter Pfost.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Anne Rudin (b. 1924) — also known as Anne Noto — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Passaic, Passaic County, N.J., January 27, 1924. Registered nurse; mayor of Sacramento, Calif., 1983-92. Female. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Soroptimists. Still living as of 1992.
  Relatives: Daughter of Philip Noto and Angela (Macri) Noto; married, June 6, 1948, to Edward Rudin.
  Susie Marshall Sharp (1907-1996) — of Reidsville, Rockingham County, N.C. Born in Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., July 7, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1949-62; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1962-74; chief justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1974-79. Female. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Gamma; Altrusa; Soroptimists. Died March 1, 1996 (age 88 years, 238 days). Interment somewhere in Reidsville, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Merritt Sharp and Annie (Blackwell) Sharp.
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