Elizabeth Simpson Drewry
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N 37° 24.976 W 081° 26.176
17S E 461395 N 4141141
First black woman elected to West Virginia legislature in 1950.
Waymark Code: WMZKZT
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Elizabeth Simpson Drewry

First black woman elected to West Virginia legislature, 1950: retired in 1964. Leading advocate for labor and education: in 1955 she sponsored bill to allow women to serve on juries. Born 22 September 1893, she began teaching in 1910. Drewry served on Northfork City Council, and was associate chair of McDowell County Democratic Executive Committee. She died on 24 September 1979.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Elizabeth Simpson Drewry

Marker Location: Rt 52

County or Independent City: Northfork, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2006

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