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Labor Secretary, 1935.

Department of Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet, stopped in the Twin Cities on October 17, 1935. She spoke at Capen Auditorium on the Illinois State Normal University campus. She talked about workplace health and safety.
That’s Perkins on the left. She was greeted at a Bloomington depot (which one is unknown) by ISNU President Raymond W. Fairchild and his wife Nellie. Perkins served as Labor Secretary during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s entire presidency—1932 to 1945.

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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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April 22nd, 2016