Dorothy Eck

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Dorothy Eck
Member of the Montana State Senate
In office
Personal details
Dorothy Fritz

(1924-01-23)January 23, 1924
Sequim, Washington, U.S.
DiedSeptember 23, 2017(2017-09-23) (aged 93)
Bozeman, Montana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Hugo Eck
RelationsDiana L. Eck (daughter)
ResidenceBozeman, Montana
Alma materMontana State University

Dorothy Eck (January 23, 1924 – September 23, 2017)[1] was an American politician in the state of Montana. She served in the Montana State Senate from 1980 to 2000.[2][3] Eck was also active in feminist movements including the League of Women Voters[4][5] and served as a delegate to the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention.[6][7]

Born Dorothy Fritz, she grew up with two sisters in Bremerton, Washington, where their father was Union Oil station manager.[4] She married Hugo Eck and they moved to Bozeman, Montana in 1946[7] where Hugo Eck taught architecture.[4] Her daughter Diana Eck is a Harvard professor of comparative religion.[4]

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  1. ^ Schontzler, Gail. "Dorothy Eck, trailblazer for women in Montana politics, dies at 93". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
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  3. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  4. ^ a b c d Schontzler, Gail (June 16, 2007). "Dorothy Eck, pioneer for Montana women, still trying to change the world". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  5. ^ Schontzler, Gail (September 4, 2011). "Dorothy Eck: Champion for women, open government". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  6. ^ Democrats, Gallatin County. "Gallatin County Democrats official site". Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  7. ^ a b "Dorothy Eck: Building bridges, not playing bridge". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved 2017-09-26.