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Dunlap, Carrie (1907-1929) | University of Miami Finding Aids

Name: Dunlap, Carrie (1907-1929)


Historical Note:

The first part of this collection contains the letters by Ruth Bryan Owen (later Rohde) to Carrie Dunlap, 1907-1929; the second part are the credentials of Carrie Dunlap, the school teacher. Carrie was the daughter of Millard Fillmore Dunlap, banker in Jacksonville, Ill. and campaign treasurer for William Jennings Bryan.

The Honorable Ruth Bryan Owen was the first elected congresswoman from Florida, the first female Democratic member of the House from the "Old South" and later the first United States female ambassador. She sponsored the bill for the creation of the Everglades National Park. In addition, Ruth was the daughter of William Jennings Bryan who was nominated for President of the U.S.  three times.  He was last nominated in Denver in 1908 to run against William Howard Taft.

Sources: Vickers, Sally. Ruth Bryan Owen: pioneering spirit in Florida Politics. 1989.






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