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Julia Butler Hansen: A Trailblazing Washington Politician

Signing/Readings, Politics, History, Washington State, Biography
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT THAT TAKES PLACE ONLINE VIA ZOOM. Follow this link to register and receive an invitation to the meeting: https://events.trl.org/events/julia-butler-hansen-trailblazing-washington-politician
Julia Butler Hansen was the second woman and first female Democrat elected to the U.S. Congress from Washington State. Undefeated in 41 consecutive elections, she retired in 1974. In her amazing career, Julia came to be known as “The Duchess of Cathlamet,” “The Sage of Wahkiakum County,” “The Little Old Lady in Logging Boots,” “Mrs. Highways,” or “Madame Queen.” Her name was recognizable enough that her campaign buttons eventually just said “Julia” in script, which is also how she was addressed by her constituents.
Join Historian John Hughes to learn about her trailblazing career, spent championing issues like transportation, education, and women's rights. Hughes’ presentation and biography examines the fascinating woman behind the nicknames. Historian John Hughes is the author of JULIA BUTLER HANSEN: A TRAILBLAZING WASHINGTON POLITICIAN and Ahead of the Curve.
Event Info: (360) 491-3860
Ages: Adult (18 and older)
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://events.trl.org/events/julia-butler-hansen-trailblazing-washington-politician
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Schedule
 • Wed 2/10/21 at 3pm-4pm 

Lacey Timberland Library
address  500 College St. Southeast
 Lacey, WA  98503
phone (360) 491-3860
hours Mon.-Tue. 10 am-6 pm; Wed.-Thu. 10 am-7 pm; Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm
www.trl.org