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Eleanor Miller


Picture of Eleanor Miller
Photo from Memorial Resolution
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1922 Republican AD-67 11338 Win
11-04-1924 Republican AD-67 16511 Win
11-02-1926 Republican AD-67 16219 Win
11-06-1928 Republican AD-67 28851 Win
11-04-1930 Republican AD-52 17820 Win
11-08-1932 Republican AD-47 20403 Win
11-06-1934 Republican AD-47 19782 Win
11-03-1936 Republican AD-47 19744 Win
11-08-1938 Republican AD-47 19830 Win
11-05-1940 Republican AD-47 23686 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 7, 1868 in Industry, Illinois
Died: December 19, 1943 in Pasadena, CA

Previous: Founder and Principal, Eleanor Miller School of Expression

  • LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: The only woman to servce in the California Legislature during the first half of WWII.
  • NOTE: The first woman to chair a legislative committee. In 1919, Hughes served as chair of the Assembly Education Committee.
  • SHE STOOD ALONE: Miller was one of three legislators who have served as the sole member of their gender in the Legislature at that time. Eleanor Miller was the only woman in the Legislature in 1929-30, 1933-1936 and 1941-42. Kathryn Niehouse was the only woman in the Legislature in 1943-1952. Pauline L. Davis was the only woman in the Legislature in 1961-1966. Additionally, Rose Ann Vuich the sole woman in the State Senate in 1977-78.
  • Tribute: "The place accorded to women in the post war world is going to determine to a great degree how worth while living will be. Had women possessed the ballot and right of franchise in the Republic of Germany, the history of the last ten years might now have been written in rivers of the blood of men and oceans of the tears of women. There are great deeds awaiting the hands of trained women of the future, deeds of kindness and deeds of decision. California needs, our nation needs, the world needs many, many women to follow the footsteps of Miss Eleanor Miller and assert their rightful voice in directing the future of mankind into the paths of peace, liberty and righteous good living." - Nelson S. Dilworth

Source: California Blue Book (1928)