Elizabeth Simpson Drewry

Elizabeth Simpson Drewry (HMIX)

Location: Northfork, WV 24868 McDowell County
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N 37° 24.976', W 81° 26.176'

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First black woman elected to West Virginia legislature, 1950; retied in 1964. Leading advocate for labor and education; in 1955 she sponsored bill to allow women to serve on juries. Born 22 September 1893, she began teaching in 1910. Drewry served on Northfork City Council, and was associate chair of McDowell County Democratic Executive Committee. She died on 24 September 1979.
Year Placed2005
Placed ByWest Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 461395 N 4141141
Decimal Degrees37.41626667, -81.43626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.976', W 81° 26.176'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 58.56" N, 81° 26' 10.56" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-699 Central Ave, Northfork WV 24868, US
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