Utah Women Stats Research Snapshot
Utah Women & Leadership Project
According to Better Days 2020, “The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Utah women being the first in the nation to vote under an equal suffrage law. It also marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, extending women’s voting rights throughout the United States, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, protecting voting rights of women and men of racial minorities.” In honoring these anniversaries, this historical snapshot documents the women who have served in prominent elected positions within Utah since its statehood. The appendices were compiled by Rhoda Struhs and former Utah House Representative Beverly White, in collaboration with Better Days 2020. The state has a rich history of pioneer women leading, including Utah’s own Martha Hughes Cannon, the first woman in the country to serve as a state senator. This snapshot provides a brief overview of women in Utah who have served in statewide executive offices, Congress, and the state legislature.
Madsen, S. R., P (2020, February 4). A historical view of women in Utah’s top political roles. Utah Women Stats: Research Snapshot. https://www.usu.edu/uwlp/files/snapshot/28.pdf