Elizabeth Kee

Elizabeth Kee (HMIW)

Location: Bluefield, WV 24701 Mercer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.027', W 81° 13.31'

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The first woman elected to Congress from West Virginia. Born as Maude Etta Simpkins on June 7, 1895, she married Bluefield lawyer John Kee, who served in congress, 1932-1951. Employed 18 years as his secretary; elected to complete his term in 1951; re-elected to six terms; retired, 1964. Noted for service to constituents and passage of 1962 Accelerated Public Works Act. Died February 15, 1975.
Year Placed2005
Placed ByWest Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 480331 N 4124528
Decimal Degrees37.26711667, -81.22183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.027', W 81° 13.31'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 1.62" N, 81° 13' 18.60" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-699 US-52, Bluefield WV 24701, US
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