March was Women's History Month (womenshistorymonth.gov/about.html). During February 2013 -- which was African American History Month -- I had tweeted about extraordinary African American Oklahoma women. For March 2013 -- Women's History Month -- I decided to tweet on extraordinary Oklahoma women who are deceased. Below are those tweets:
Mildred Imach Cleghorn 1910-1997. Chair, Fort Sill Chiricahua/Warm Spring Apache Tribe 18 years ow.ly/j6SOK
Mona Sue Salyer Lambird 1938-1999. 1st female president of the Oklahoma Bar Association (1996) ow.ly/j6MfG
2nd female president of Oklahoma Bar Assoc = Stillwater attorney Melissa DeLacerda (2003)ow.ly/j6R5f ow.ly/i/1HJbx
Jeane Kirkpatrick 1925-2006. 1st woman appointed permanent US rep to United Nations (1981-85) ow.ly/j6FDP
Jessie Thatcher Bost 1875-1963. 1st woman graduate from Oklahoma A&M College - today's OSU - & OK's 1st woman graduate.
Read more about Oklahoma's Jessie Thatcher Bost at ohehs.org/hof/jessiebost…
Mary "Te Ata" Thompson 1895-1995. Chickasaw actress/storyteller. 1st person named Oklahoma State Treasure ow.ly/j6D88
Mabel Bassett 1876-1935 Politician, OK's 3rd Commissioner of Charities & Corrections 1923-1947 ow.ly/j6Com
Louise Fluke designed our state flag oksenate.gov/news/press_rel…
Eula Pearl Carter Scott 1915-2005. Chickasaw. Holds record of youngest pilot in US at the time of her 1st solo 9-12-29
"Sagebrush Artist" Augusta Metcalfe, 1881-1971, farmed 78 yrs in Cheyenne, OK; her paintings won nationwide acclaim
SxSW Google Glass panel included developer of contact lens version like in SIGHTvimeo.com/46304267 @leolaporte @TWiT@jeffjarvis
Lucille Mulhall 1885-1940 "America's Greatest Horsewoman;" her performance lead to coining the term "cowgirl" in 1905
Ck out "Who's Rocking the Cradle?: Women Pioneers of Oklahoma Politics From Socialism to the KKK, 1900-1930" (S Schrems)...
Susan Ryan Peters from Anadarko, Oklahoma founded the Kiowa Indian School of Art ow.ly/iucZX...
Alice Brown Davis 1852-1935. Principal chief of Seminole Tribe 1922-1935; 1st woman to hold post ow.ly/iu8TE
Okie Mae Boren Axton had over 200 of her songs recorded. Her son was songwriter/singer/actor Hoyt Axton. ow.ly/iu78u
Mae Boren Axton 1914-1997. Songwriter best known for co-writing "Heartbreak Hotel," Elvis Presley’s 1st single on RCA
Bertha Teague, 1906-91. Basketball coach Byng HS Ada 1927-69. Career record 1,157 to 115; video ow.ly/iu5ld
Bertha Teague founded 1st girl's basketball clinic & camp in SW USA. Named Coach of the Decade for '30s, '40s & '70s ow.ly/iu5Ah
Perle Mesta 1890-1975. Socialite, Minister to Luxembourg 1949-1953. See "Perle: My Story" ow.ly/iu3MT
Perle Mesta was an ardent feminist, a member of National Women's Party, and helped start the World Women's Party.
Perle Mesta's social skills (aka Hostess with the Mostess) were inspiration for Irving Berlin's "Call Me Madame" ow.ly/iu4gY
Tulsan Sadie Adwon was 1st woman general manager of an Oklahoma TV station (KTUL). OK Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1989
Lamar Looney, 1871-1935. 1st woman elected to the Oklahoma Senate; served 4 terms (1920-1927) ow.ly/iu3pi
In 1926, Lamar Looney ran unsuccessfully for US Senate. She supported women's right to vote and, at age 52, was admitted to Oklahoma bar.
Bessie McColgin 1875-1972. 1st woman elected to Oklahoma House of Representatives (1920). See ow.ly/iu1Mv
Alma Bell Wilson 1917-1999. 1st female appointed (1982) to OK Supreme Court. See video vimeo.com/51239249
Alma Wilson earned her JD from University of Oklahoma in 1941 when less than 3% of US lawyers were women. See bio ow.ly/iu0oB
Winnie M. Sanger was Oklahoma's first female doctor (1904).
Alice Mary Robertson 1854-1931. 2nd woman in USA to serve in US Congress; 1st from Oklahoma ow.ly/itZ65
"Angie Debo: Pioneering Historian" by Shirley Leckie; PBS's great documentary "Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo" ow.ly/itYpZ
Angie Debo 1890-1988. Teacher, leading historian, scholar, & author on Indian history. See "And Still The Waters Run"
Kate Barnard, 1874-1930: 1st women in US elected to statewide office (OK Commissioner of Charities & Corrections 1907)
Zora Brown 1949-2013: Advocate 4 cancer research & breast cancer awareness among minorities ow.ly/isubS ow.ly/isujh
Okie songwriter Mae Boren Axton, 1914-1997, co-wrote Elvis Presley’s 1st RCA single "Heartbreak Hotel." 200+ of her songs were recorded.
Oklahoman Mae Boren Axton wrote the book "Country Singers As I Know ‘em." Her son was songwriter/singer/actor Hoyt Axton.