WV-033 Elizabeth Kee

Marker text: ELIZABETH KEE
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.
WV Celebration 2000
West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2005

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