Ruth Hanna McCormick
Title: Ruth Hanna McCormick: A Life in Politics, 1880-1944
Published by: University of New Mexico Press
Release Date: March 1, 1992
– Winner, Chicago Friends of Literature Vicki Penziner Matson Memorial Award
Ruth Hanna McCormick was the first woman elected to a national statewide office, the first nominated by a major party for the Senate, and the first to manage a presidential nomination campaign, that of Thomas Dewey. Unique though her accomplishments were, she shared with other modern women the problems of balancing personal ambition with the demands of husband, children, and social expectations. Hers is the story of a vital, complex and engaging woman, that sheds new light on women’s political and social history.