Nettie Bromley Loughead

As a Republican woman trailblazer in the early 1920’s, Nettie Bromley Loughead was the first Ohio woman to receive a nomination for the State Senate, was one the first two women elected to serve in the Ohio Senate, the first woman to represent Hamilton County in the Ohio Senate, the first women legislator to introduce a bill and the first woman to serve on the Senate Labor Committee.  Focusing on legislation dealing with minimum wage, social welfare and legislation of interest to women, Loughead was appointed as a member of a fact-finding commission to investigate the minimum wage for women.  She also chaired a committee to select bills in the best interests of women.  She was born in Cincinnati and was a leader in social-welfare activities, such as the Red Cross, in Cincinnati during the war period.

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