Florence Fifer Bohrer

Florence Fifer Bohrer (HM11MQ)

Location: Bloomington, IL 61701 McLean County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 29.204', W 88° 59.323'

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(1877 - 1960)

The first woman elected to the Illinois Senate, Florence Fifer Bohrer served two terms from 1925 to 1933. She chaired the Senate committee to visit charitable institutions, led efforts to revamp Illinois' child welfare laws, and sponsored legislation creating the state park system. A founder of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of McLean County in 1933, she also served on the national board and as Illinois president.

A well-known civic leader in McLean County, Ms. Bohrer helped establish the Tuberculosis Sanitarium in 1919 and chaired the Emergency Relief Commission during the Great Depression.
HM NumberHM11MQ
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByLeague of Women Voters, the Franklin Park Association, and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 331449 N 4483681
Decimal Degrees40.48673333, -88.98871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 29.204', W 88° 59.323'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 29' 12.24" N, 88° 59' 19.38" W
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Area Code(s)309
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 909 N Mclean St, Bloomington IL 61701, US
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