• Creator
  • The Journeymen Barbers International Union Local 195
  • Created Date
  • 1928
  • Description
  • Bertha Knight Landes (1868-1943) was the first female mayor of Seattle, serving one term from 1926-1928. Prior to her time in office, she was an active member of many women’s organizations, including President of the Washington State branch of the Women’s League of Voters. She was one of the first women on the Seattle City Council in 1922. When Mayor Edwin Brown left Seattle to attend the 1924 Democratic National Convention, Landes assumed his... more
    Bertha Knight Landes (1868-1943) was the first female mayor of Seattle, serving one term from 1926-1928. Prior to her time in office, she was an active member of many women’s organizations, including President of the Washington State branch of the Women’s League of Voters. She was one of the first women on the Seattle City Council in 1922. When Mayor Edwin Brown left Seattle to attend the 1924 Democratic National Convention, Landes assumed his duties as Mayor. She later ran for and was elected Mayor herself. During her term, she enacted a series of law and order policies. She closed down illegal speakeasies and lotteries, and regulated bootleggers and dance halls. She also improved public health programs and recreational systems. After her term as Mayor, she continued to participate in many women’s organizations until her death in 1943. less
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