Edith Torrey Glenn for Treasurer, 1920

Political news from the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), June 3, 1920, page 1:

Woman Would Be Treasurer

Mrs. Edith Glenn of Skidmore, today filed with the county clerk her declaration as a candidate for treasurer of Nodaway County, subject to the decision of the Republican voters at the August primaries. It is not expected that Mrs. Glenn will have any opposition for the nomination and she will make an exceptionally strong candidate for election in November.

Mrs. Glenn is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Torrey, well known and highly respected residents of Skidmore. Her husband died a year ago last winter of influenza and she has one small daughter, Dorothy. Mrs. Glenn is now employed in the Skidmore News office. Mrs. Glenn is well educated and is well qualified to the office to which she aspires.

With the announcement of Mrs. Glenn as a candidate for treasurer comes a new departure in county politics in harmony with the place the women of the land are to take in the governmental affairs of the nation. This year the women are permitted by state law to vote for President and as soon as the amendment to the federal constitution is adopted the women will be actively identified with all political affairs. In view of these impending changes it is fitting that the Republican party in Nodaway County should take a step in advance by electing a woman to one of the county offices. — Maryville Tribune, May 29.

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