Description

Black and white sketch of Hattie Caraway, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

First woman senator

Mrs. Caraway

Hattie Ophelia Wyatt was born at Bakerville, Tenn… She attended Hustburg Country School and the Normal College at Dickson, Tenn… She taught school. Married Thad Caraway whom she had met at Dickson College. Moved to Arkansas... Mrs, Caraway was the first elected woman senator, a Georgia woman having held a courtesy appointment a few hours in 1922.

Mrs. Caraway's biography in the congressional directory is almost as brief as that of her husband: Hattie W. Caraway, Democrat of Jonesboro, Ark.. Appointed on Nov. 13, 1931, and elected on Jan. 12, 1932, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Sen. Thaddeus H. Caraway: Re-elected on Nov. 8, 1932, for the term ending in 1939..

Senators O' Mahoney Copeland Caraway and Fess

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 10

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Hattie Caraway, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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