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Owen, Ruth Bryan (1885-1954) | University of Miami Finding Aids

Name: Owen, Ruth Bryan (1885-1954)
Variant Name: Ruth Bryan Owen Rohde


Historical Note: 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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