Mildred Hermann

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Mildred Hermann
Born Mildred Robinson
(1891-02-28)February 28, 1891
Indiana, United States
Died March 16, 1964(1964-03-16) (aged 73)
Juneau, Alaska, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Lawyer

Mildred Robinson Hermann (February 28, 1891 – March 16, 1964) was an American lawyer. She was the first woman lawyer in Juneau, Alaska. Hermann has been called the "Queen Mother of the Alaskan Statehood," due to her leadership in Alaska becoming a state.[1] She was a signed the Alaska State Constitution.[2] In 2009, she was named to the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.

Early life and education[edit]

Mildred Robinson was born in 1891 in Indiana. She moved to Alaska in 1919.[3]

Work[edit]

Hermann would testify on Capitol Hill on behalf of Alaska Statehood in 1950.[4][5]

Later life and legacy[edit]

She died in Juneau in 1964.[3] In 2009, she was named to the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boraas, Kristin. "Mildred Robinson Hermann: Queen Mother of the Alaskan Statehood". The Alaska Bar Rag. Alaska Bar Association. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mildred R. Hermann signing the Alaska State Constitution". AMRC. Hermann Collection. Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Wattum, Kathleen. "Mildred R. Hermann". Alaskans for Statehood. University of Alaska. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wash[ington] D.C., Mildred R. Herman - Juneau, speaks to the congressional committee re statehood". Steve McCutcheon Collection. Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Governing Alaska". Alaska History & Cultural Studies. Alaska Humanities Forum. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mildred Robinson Hermann". Hall of Fame. Alaska Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved 6 November 2013.