A native of Pulaski, Tennessee, she attended public schools, followed by Sullins College and post-graduate work at Virginia College in Roanoke. She became chairman of the English Department at Queens College in Charlotte, and married Col. Leroy Springs in 1913, a second marriage for both.
An enthusiastic supporter of women's rights, she became a Democratic National Committeewoman in 1922, and served as chairman of the Credentials Committee in 1924. While her being supported for the vice presidential nomination was in essence a gesture, she received some votes in the election process, variously given as several, over 50, and 44.
She died on May 18, 1942, and is buried in Pulaski, Tennessee.
- Firsts for Women in U.S. Politics, Center for American Women and Politics http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/fast_facts/resources/Firsts.php
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