Harriet Woods

Harriet Woods (HM2GAD)

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N 38° 39.402', W 90° 18.657'

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A lifetime of community involvement began when the rattling sound from a manhole cover on a University City street prevented her children from sleeping.

Getting involved to solve this problem would lead Harriet Woods to serve as:

- University City Council member (1967-74), where she fought for racial equality and was instrumental in revitalizing the Loop Business District
- State Senator (1977-84), where she led the passage of groundbreaking nursing home reform
- Lieutenant Governor (1985-89), becoming the first woman elected statewide in Missouri
- President of the National Women's Political Caucus (1991-95), helping get a record number of women appointed to the Cabinet of President Bill Clinton

But the lessons from her political career are more simple: Start with something you care about ... get personally involved in the community ... and help people.

Inspiring others to do the same, Harriett remained committed to those values ... and to University City ... for more than 50 years.
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Date Added Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 8:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 733989 N 4282112
Decimal Degrees38.65670000, -90.31095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 39.402', W 90° 18.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 39' 24.12" N, 90° 18' 39.42" W
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