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Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Exhibit

Grace Kaercher DavisGrace Kaercher Davis - First Woman Elected to a State-wide Position

Grace Kaercher Davis's father was an attorney who also ran a newspaper, and ran a farm. She worked a variety of jobs for her father.

In 1922 she ran for Supreme Court Clerk on the Republican Ticket. She overcame the opposition of at least 5 other candidates to win the endorsement. She went on to win the election and became the first woman elected to a statewide office.

She served in the position for a total of 28 years.

Later in life she illustrated books of poetry for a friend.

She died in 1965 at age 78.